When to use a stretchy bind-off
The upper end of sleeves in drop shoulder sweaters, the final edge of shawls – there are times when a standard bind-off is likely to be too tight and pull or distort the fabric. This stretchy bind-off is deal for cases where a sturdy edge is needed, but where puckering or pulling might be an issue.
Knit the first two stitches: two loops on the right-hand needle.
Insert the left-hand needle into the front loops of the stitches just worked.
Knit these two stitches together through the back loop.
Knit one stitch: two loops on the right-hand needle.
Repeat steps 2–4 until all stitches have been bound off, ending with step 3.
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Yarn shown is Shibui Knits Drift in Ash.