Sewn Bind Off

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  1. Posted January 22, 2011 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try this bind off. It looks like a very good alternative for regular bind off.

  2. Posted January 22, 2011 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    It is very slick and easy to do.

  3. Sue
    Posted January 22, 2011 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Super easy. Very nice way to finish off a cuff-less sock.

  4. Terry in WA
    Posted January 22, 2011 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    I admit I was a little apprehensive before I watched this video. The Kitchener stitch seems simple but I always mess it up somehow if I’m not sitting in front of a video doing it step by step. I think I can actually remember how to do this sewn bind off. Thank you for the excellent videos. I can understand why your classes are always full. I hope you can keep living your dream because I’m sure that it will help my dream of becoming a better knitter come true.

  5. Posted January 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    It is easy and fun. Don’t forget to knit the k1, p1 rib for 1″ before binding off.

  6. Posted January 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I love knitting because there is always something new to learn and each step makes me a better knitter.

  7. cassie
    Posted January 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    not particularly enamored of this bind off. be careful…if you don’t like it, it is horrifically time consuming to take out!

  8. Posted January 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    So sorry this bind off is not your cup of tea. It is essential to have a loose and elastic bind off for toe up socks so I chose this bind off for those reasons. Each pattern in this series will feature various techniques for you to learn or review. The great thing about socks is that you can combine your favorite elements to suit you. Happy knitting!

  9. joan
    Posted January 29, 2011 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    I have really enjoyed making the socks. It is my 3rd time making a pair of socks I use the
    2 socks on one needle. I have found it to be a lot of fun to wait for the weekly installment of instructions. I am almost done with both socks. On to Februry and the wristlets.
    Thanks again for a lot of fun. Oh forgot to add. Now when my husband is clicking, flipping the tv channels I really don’t care I am so busy knitting and ripping and fixing and knitting
    my socks don’t look as good as yours but the next pair will be even easier. Will the video’s always be available ?? Joan

  10. Posted January 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Over 50 videos are available for you and are accessible from my homepage by clicking on the Video Tips icon.

  11. Ellen
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Just finished – these socks are awesome – I was really worried that they would be too tight when finished, but they fit perfectly. Planning to wear them tomorrow while traveling!

  12. Amanda in St Louis
    Posted February 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Michelle… Thanks so much for this wonderful video. I just used it to apply my first sewn bind-off to the top of a toe-up sock. It looks wonderful! I love the sturdiness of the edge that is formed. It is so even and pretty. I now will probably use this bind-off for all my toe-up socks. Thanks again!

  13. Barbara
    Posted July 24, 2011 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    This was easy to learn and worked just perfect for me. Thank you.

  14. jill hicks
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    I have just finished a sweater for a new baby and as you know their head is a lot larger than the rest of their body. My question is, will the sewn bind off work ok to use on the k2p2 ribbing on the neck? It would give more elasticity to putting the sweater on don’t you think?
    Thank you Jill

  15. Posted October 14, 2011 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    The Sewn Bind Off would work for elasticity. Also, try Grandma’s Favorite Bind Off for a loose bind off. Using a larger needle size to bind off will help if the opening is too small.

  16. Deb
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    your video and explanations are awesome, you are my go to site for anything I want to learn. I would like to do this bind off on my one at a time magic loop sock. I didn’t see a video for this, how would I do this?


  17. Rachel
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Can someone talk about how to close the bind-off in a circle rather than a flat piece? How do you weave in the tail afterward?

  18. Posted October 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I would just weave the tail in as in with any other end.

  19. Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this cast off. I had read that it was a good cast off for a k1,p1,rib
    I didn’t know what they were referring and then on the same day I found your tutorial.
    It worked out beautifully and has a nice amount of stretch.

  20. Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Glad I could be of help!

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