Bind-off Bonanza

Bind-off Bonanza

Creating a firm and sturdy bind-off edge is child’s play: you just keep a secure grip on the yarn as you bind off. But what if you need some other kind of bind-off edge? Take this class and learn about supple and seamless bind-offs for sock tops, bind-offs that blend into ribbing, and decorative bind-offs.

Duration:
3 hours
Skills required:
basic knitting experience
Materials:
smooth, light colored, worsted-weight yarn; needles of a size appropriate for your yarn; a second set of needles, two sizes smaller than the first set; a crochet hook, roughly the same size as your larger needles; a tapestry needle
Homework:
Create 3 swatches in k1, p1 rib, and 5 swatches in stockinette, as follows: Cast on 12 sts (or more, if you like). Work even in rib or stockinette for 1" (or more, if you like). Cut yarn, leaving a tail at least 24" (60 cm) long. Place sts on stitch holder or spare needle. Then create a fourth swatch in k1, p1 rib (for a total of 9 swatches); do not cut the yarn for this last swatch.