A standard bind-off is just too firm to use as a bind-off on lace. A stretchy bind-off is best for perfect lace projects. Here are the three best bind-offs I recommend for your lace knitting.

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Jeny’s Surprisingly-Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for 1×1 Rib

Jeny’s Surprisingly-Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for 1×1 Rib
Jeny’s Surprisingly-Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for 1×1 Rib

A fairly easy and very stretchy bind-off that is great for 1×1 rib. You will not be disappointed with its stretch or sturdiness. Leaves a visible edge.


Frilled Standard Bind-Off

Frilled Standard Bind-Off
Frilled Standard Bind-Off



Blog Post: Best Bind-Off For Lace – The Frilled Standard Bind-Off

Frilled Standard Bind-Off - Best Bind-Off for LaceBy Liat Gat – Founder / Bind-Offs, Bind-Offs for Lace, Lace / February 20, 2014 / 88 Comments

A standard bind-off is just too firm to use as a bind-off on lace. That’s why patterns tell you to “bind off loosely.” But I have a better solution for you: The Frilled Standard Bind-Off. It’s fast, easy, you can block it and stretch it, and it fits perfectly with scalloped and straight edges.

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Jeny’s Surprisingly-Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for 1×1 Rib

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Jeny’s Surprisingly-Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for 1×1 Rib
Jeny’s Surprisingly-Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for 1×1 Rib

A fairly easy and very stretchy bind-off that is great for 1×1 rib. You will not be disappointed with its stretch or sturdiness. Leaves a visible edge.


Frilled Standard Bind-Off

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Frilled Standard Bind-Off
Frilled Standard Bind-Off

This is an intermediate, medium-speed bind-off that I highly recommend you learn, mostly because it’s great for binding off on lace projects — as a frilly bind-off it’s actually not very frilly at all.

It does increase the number of stitches that are in the bind-off, which makes the edge wider (thus making it flare out a little bit – hence, the “frill”).


Picot Chain Bind-Off

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Picot Chain Bind-Off on Lace (fFeather and Fan)
The Picot Chain Bind-Off is an intermediate, medium-speed increase bind-off. This means that you add stitches (yarnovers, in this case) in order to make a wider edge.

This bind-off is good on any knitting that flares out, when you need to make sure that the bind-off also flares out.

The Picot Chain bind-off is similar to the Yarnover Bind-Off in that it uses yarnovers every other stitch in order to increase the width of the bind-off. Unlike the Yarnover bind off, however, there’s no purling involved.

I don’t particularly like the look of the edge, but I still think this bind-off is worthwhile learning. It’s important to know how to add yarnovers wherever you want into your bind off to make it wider -— useful for when you’re winging it.



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