In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to knit the Icelandic Bind-Off. This is one of my absolute favorite bind-offs because while it's stretchy enough for the cuffs on socks or edging a lace shawl, it doesn't flare out at all & creates a look that is similar to a garter-stitch row. I've yet to find a project that I don't love it on & it's dead easy once you get the hang of it. I hope you enjoy it & that it comes in just as handy for you as it does for me!
PS: If you're curious about the pattern that this bind-off is featured in, I'm going to keep you in suspense for a little while longer. It's part of a soon-to-be-released lace shawl pattern that I'm designing & will be available (hopefully) by the end of this week. Join my e-mail list with the form at the bottom of this screen if you'd like to be notified when the pattern is released & to get the special subscriber discount.
A project or swatch with stitches still live on the needles ready to bind-off
Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn
Bind-off 1 stitch knit-wise.
Slip the stitch from the Right Needle back to the Left Needle.
Insert Right Needle as if to Purl...
Insert the Right Needle in the second stitch as if to knit (bringing the second stitch through the first one).
Knit this stitch.
Slip both stitches off the Left Needle. (1- stitch)
Repeat steps 2-6 until all stitches have been bound off.
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