Just when I think I’m getting good at knitting, I learn a simple technique that humbles me and makes me excited to lean more. Last night I finished the fingerless glove I was working on. The pattern called for a sewn bind off. The pattern even shared a great quote that made it so simple. Because I bought the pattern and I’m not sure about copyright laws, I have looked for an example. I found a great example but I am partial to how it was written in the pattern I finished. I love patterns that stretch me, which is funny because this is a stretchier bind-off for stockinette or pattern stitch. There are better cast offs for ribbing. I just love the simplicity of the sewn cast off. In the past I have avoided this because it reminds me of Kitchener bind off, which I do use quite a bit but it does require me to be able to concentrate which in a house full of kids isn’t so convenient.
Here is a link to a tutorial on how to use Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind off…..
The pattern I am using, is one I have shared a few times now….
and here is my finished edge on my fingerless glove….