In our August 2023 Studio Update Babs and Helen chat about Lisa Ross' Secret Forest MKAL, when you might use a different bind off, and the many things we are working on in the studio at the moment.
It's getting to the busiest time of year--we are currently making sets for the Secret Forest MKAL, working on dyeing the September shipment of our Inspired Adventures club, and finalizing this year's Festive sets, all while dyeing up our new sport weight yarn that will debut in mid-September and getting ready for upcoming shows and trunk shows.
This month's technique corner was a discussion of bind offs: when you might chose something other than the standard, and which you might pick. For a stretchy bind off, such as the cuff of a hat or sock, or the edge of a shawl, we suggest Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, a suspended bind off, or the Italian/tubular bind off. Someone chimed in to suggest the Icelandic bind off, which Babs and Helen promptly decided they needed to try on their next projects! There's also the k2together through-back-loop bind off that is perfect for the edges of shawls when you need extra stretch. You might consider a decorative bind off, like a picot, i-cord, or two color bind off if you want to add an extra element to your project, or you can use a crochet chain bind off to add stability.