This simple trick will greatly improve the finished look of your knitted projects. Use bias bind-off whenever you have bind-offs over multiple rows e.g., necklines and shoulder shaping.
Look at the stair-step effect of a regular bind-off in the first photo, compared to the bias bind-off in the second photo.
An easy way to start a new yarn is to let an approximate 6 inches of the end hang off your work and just start working with the yarn. You can gently tension the tail as you do the first stitches so that your loops don’t get too big. Then use Julie’s “How to Work in Ends with Duplicate Stitch” tutorial to weave in the ends. You can split the plies for more open fabrics to make hiding easier. If you want to secure your yarn with a knot, make it a temporary one that you can undo when it is time to weave in your ends.
Hope that helps!
Re: LEONIE PATTERN, all went well on bias bind off of center 10 stitches and finishing right front but how do I tie on yarn to work left front without pulling or showing a lot?
wonderful information. Thank you for showing how to do it.
At last a solution to one of my biggest headaches. I tend to knit raglan sweaters just to avoid the jagged bind off. Thank you!
Verdadeiramente util e a explicação deixa clao o que deve ocorrer. Parabens e obrigada pela dica
So much neater. Wish I had seen this method a long time ago
I have been knitting sweaters and cardigans for years (I am now 73) and have only just learned this amazingly simple and beautifully explained technique. Oh, the hours I have spent in frustration sewing up shoulders – once seen, your tip will never be forgotten! Thank you so much.
Great information. I’ve knitted for years and never seen this before. It looks so much better and will be much easier to join when finishing.
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