Decrease Bind Off

I keep looking at my swatch for the Decrease Bind Off and wondering if I did it wrong. It just looks weird to me. It’s pretty in two colors but very weird.


The Decrease Bind Off was easy to work and I kind of like the way it looks from the front, but this BO has an obvious RS and an obvious WS. The WS is less than pretty.


I was going to say that this is one of those work-loosely-because-it-isn’t-really-stretchy BOs, but I was surprised to see that it stretches up to 4.5 inches. Unfortunately it doesn’t relax down the 2 inches it should be.


This BO has left me scratching my head. I can’t think of anything to say about it other than how weird it is.






  1. I just finished Stephen West’s Boneyard Shawl and he recommends using an elastic bind off, Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind off. Have you tried that one?

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