I just finised my 1st sock( Magic Loop Toe up ) I love it. However, when I binded off the sock it became way too tight. I can't get it over my heel. Meanwhile, the sock fits perfectly. I can't believe it. My 1st sock perfect but I can't use it. Can this be fixed? I guess when I bound it , it was the wrong type of Bindoff. HELP :( What is the Best type of bindoff for socks.
By the way, my socks are nothing special. Just your plain Starter Sock. This was test sock for just getting the hand of MajicLoop Toe up socks, 2 at a time. Thank God I just did one Sock to start off with.
Thanks, Connie! I've got to remember this bind off. I've been doing the one where you knit two together but it still is a little stiff.
I agree with Connie! The 'surprisingly' stretchy bind off is great! I love it and use it regularly! Especially if the leg has ribbing at the top. Love it for that. I'll embed it here if it will work. :)
I've seen two different ways described as the Russian bind off.
I think this first video shows the traditional way to do the Russian bind off. Is this the way you do it, AB?
If you can't see the video, here is the link: http://youtu.be/BJjm3PWGT2M
And the other way you will see when you look on YouTube is the way I cast off. This video only shows how to do it with a knit stitch, but it can be done in the purl also. If you have access to Lucy Neatby's DVD Knitting Essentials 2 or Sock Techniques 1, she demonstrates this method but does not call it a Russian bind off. Excellent demonstration.
Again if you can't see the video, here is the link: http://youtu.be/AxC8XP8l4zA
Hi Panther...I use this stretchy bind off:
Demonstrated by Cat Bordhi..she is amazing...Her new e-book on The Smooth Tomato heel is wonderful.
Hope this helps a bit,
I agree with Cheryl...
I learned the American (English) way..or throwing when I first learned to knit a long time ago....but a few years ago I was told the European (Continental) or picking was faster....so I taught myself...after all holding yarn in my left hand felt more natural as I am also a crocheter of many years too....
So knowing both styles can help in any colorwork is very handy to know.