What is the Stretchiest bind-off in knitting?

I like this simple bind-off for an extra stretchy edge. I often use it for shawl edges and the tops of toe-up sock cuffs. It just consists of knitting the next two stitches through the back loops (thus twisting them), then replacing the stitch you just worked on the left needle.

Should you cast off Knitwise or Purlwise?

In stockinette, bind off knitwise on the RS, or purlwise on the WS. In a stitch pattern that uses both knit and purl stitches in a row, bind off working the stitches just as you would if working a row, making sure to move the yarn to the back before beginning a knit stitch, and to the front before working a purl.

Is Icord bind-off stretchy?

This is a great intermediate bind-off that puts a round decorative column along the edge of your stitches to be bound off. The nice thing about this bind-off is that not only is it decorative, it’s also pretty stretchy.

Is a sewn bind-off stretchy?

This bind-off was developed by Elizabeth Zimmermann as a very stretchy alternative to the traditional bind-off. Its appearance is very similar to a standard long-tail cast-on edge, so it’s useful if you want your edges to match.

How much yarn do I need for a stretchy bind-off?

To be on a save side, you’ll need 5 times as much yarn for the bind off as your project is wide. This will leave a little tail of maybe 3-4 inches for weaving in the tails as well. (The exact factor was 4.6 for my swatch. It was 12 cm wide and i needed 56 cm for the cast-off.)

What is Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off?

As you may have noticed, the basic idea behind Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off is that each stitch gets a yarn over before it — a reverse yarn over before a knit stitch, and a regular yarn over before a purl stitch.

How much yarn do I need for a stretchy bind off?

Does the cast off row count as a row?

The cast on doesn’t count as a row. And that you don’t count your cast on if you’re counting rows. But there is one exception to this. If you use the Long Tail cast on method, and knit the first row (working flat, not joined in the round), then your cast on edge looks like a purl ridge.

Can you cast off Purlwise?

In a purled row, the stitches we have on our needle are purled as well. We are going to cast off the stitches in the same way: purling them. Purl 2 stitches, pass the second stitch onto the right-hand needle over the first letting it fall off the needle. You will have cast off one stitch.

What makes a stretchy cast on for knitting?

The stretchiest cast-on methods add in extra yarn to create an elastic–rather than rigid–edge that will grow to accommodate an wider circumference than the knitting. Knowing a few types of stretchy cast-ons gives you more flexibility (literally and metaphorically) in your knitting.

How to make a Stretchy Bind off with knitting?

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Stretchy Bind-Off Knitting Method. Version A: Knitting through the back loops. This version gives a bind-off edge that looks just like a standard bind-off, but it is much stretchier. Knit together the first two stitches on the left needle THROUGH THE BACK LOOP. (Figure 1)

What kind of knitting can you cast off?

It is also useful for binding off cuffs, for mittens, gloves or socks, which need a bind off with plenty of ease. This means when you stretch it out, it immediately goes back into shape. This technique is easy and a slight variation to the simple method of casting off knitting.

What makes a knitting project a stretchy project?

Many yarns, in particular those made from wool- and acrylic-based fibers, has some degree of natural stretch. However, ribbing is what makes a knitting project stretchy. When you knit ribbing, you are adding more stitches into every inch of the fabric, which means you have more stitches that can expand.

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