We used the Icelandic Bindoff in the Tulip Season Shawl! See it in action!
This is a great bind off! It’s decorative and stretchy! See how stretchy?
It almost looks like you’ve created a purled I-Cord at the end. And look how great it is on garter stitch!
How to Work It
Setup 1: Knit the first stitch.
Step 1: Slip the first stitch back knitwise. That is, the left leg will be at the back. It’s the “regular” way that stitches appear on needles.
Step 2: Slip your right needle through the first stitch on the left needle (that’s the stitch that you just slipped).
Step 3: (This is the most challenging step and you might try working it on a little swatch so you can get it right. But once you do, it’ll (seriously) become second-nature.) Knit the next stitch THROUGH the stitch in Step 2. You might find it easier to bind the stitch off first or to even pull it through the other stitch beforehand. Either way is fine – it’s still the same bind off. Just be sure that you don’t somehow knit the stitch that you’ve gone through.
Repeat Step 1-3 until one stitch just on the right needle. Clip yarn and pull through. You’re done!