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Emily Explains: A Sewn Bind Off

Choosing a bind off technique for your knitting project can be a difficult decision. There are so many options! I’m almost done knitting a shrug in Berroco Maya, and after the countless hours of work I’ve put into it, I need a bind off that is both flexible and elastic.  A sewn bind off, also known as Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind off, is great to achieve this. It’s a good technique for binding off anything in garter stitch, necklines, toe-up socks, lace scarves and blankets.

To learn how to do this simple technique, grab a darning needle and follow along with me as I demonstrate how to do a sewn bind off.

I hope that this technique comes in handy for one of your next projects. It would be a great choice for binding off the stitches in, Cass, one of our new patterns for Fall/Winter ’14!


Do you stick with one bind off technique or do you switch it up depending on the project?



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