I recently received my Parquetry cowl sample back from Fiber Gallery.
When it arrived I decided that I wanted it to be…more.
So I frogged the old bind off and added more to the body of the cowl. And then I decided that I wanted an even stretchier bind off than the suspended bind off that I had used before. Apparently I was very relaxed when I cast on my Parquetry, and that edge was super stretchy! I went poking through Cap Sease’s Cast On Bind Off book, and learned the Russian Bind Off.
I love it! I made a video so you can learn it and love it, too.
Now I have several stretchy bind offs in my knitting tool kit:
Elastic Bind Off, which I like for edges on lace shawls
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, which I like for binding off brioche rib
Suspended Bind Off, when just a little extra stretch is needed
And now the Russian Bind Off, when I want even more stretch!
Remember, you’re the boss of your knitting, and you can use whatever cast on or bind off you want in your project. You RULE!