This Easy Stretchy Bind Off is my favorite knitting technique when we want the cast off edge of our knitted project to be more flexible. There are many different cast off techniques, including multiple variations on the stretchy bind off. This is the easiest way that I enjoy finishing off my knitting when I want the edge to have a bit more give.
The standard bind off technique works great for many projects, but sometimes your project benefits from having a bit more stretch to the finished edge. I am using this knitting technique in the Bernat Stitch Along. I find that the different sections of the blanket fit best together when our finished edges have more give to them, allowing the blanket to stretch and move.
HOW TO KNIT THE EASY STRETCHY BIND OFF
So, are the steps to finish our knitting with the easy stretchy bind off!
Step 1 – Knit Your First Stitch
To begin, simply knit your first stitch on your needle.
Step 2 – Wrap Yarn Counter-Clockwise.
We wrap our working yarn once around our right needle. This is also called a reverse yarn over.
Step 3 – Knit One Stitch
Step 4 – Pass Two Stitches Over
Pick-up both the first and second stitches with your left needle, then pass them over your last stitch.
Repeat Steps 2 thru 4.
It’s as easy as that! Continue knitting this easy stretchy bind off until one stitch remains then weave in your yarn ends. I hope you enjoy this super simple little knitting trick.
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