Super Stretchy, Super Easy Sewn Bind OffMarch 25, 2012
When I posted about my finished Guernsey Wrap, I said that I would write about the sewn bind off that I did to finish it. Jared recommended a stretchy bind off in the pattern and so I did Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind off. I think it’s my favorite yet. It’s not only easy to execute but it has a nice finished look to it and is super stretchy. Here is how it’s done:
Cut your yarn to a length about 3 times as long as the knitting and thread it onto a needle. Insert the needle into the first two stitches, purlwise . . .
. . . and draw it through
insert the needle into the first stitch on the knitting needle as if to knit, draw the yarn through and . . .
. . . slip the stitch off
This creates a super stretchy bind off that actually resembles your long tail cast on. My new favorite.