If you’re new to lace knitting or making socks toe-up, one of the challenges is making the bindoff stretchy enough so it’s not actually binding.
My go to method for a stretchy bind off is the Decrease Bind off (also known as the Lace Bind off). It’s simple to execute, uses the working yarn (so less worries about running out of yarn with three stitches to go), and creates a pretty chain along the edge.
BTW, this bindoff is equally great for binding off the hem of a top-down sweater, the edge of a sleeve or around a neckline.
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Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until 1 st rem. Clip yarn and pull through. You’re done!
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.