Video: Sloped Bind-Off
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This bind-off has its own section because it’s the only one of its kind.
As the name suggests, this bind-off makes a sloped edge, which you would usually on the shoulder of a sweater.
Use the sloped bind-off any time your pattern calls for you to bind off a few stitches every right-side row to make a slanted edge.
Start on WS row before 1st BO row.
- P across to last st.
- Turn. 1 st rem. on R needle.
- Sl 1.
- BO 1.
- BO 1.
________ End Repeat.
- Repeat steps 5-6 until you’ve bound off the # of sts required in pattern.
- K across row. Turn.
- Repeat steps 1-8 until you’ve bound off # of sts required in pattern.
- Cut yarn and pull through last st.
Sloped Bind-Off - Step-by-Step Photo Instructions
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The normal way that a pattern has you bind off a slanted edge leaves a stair-step look.
The Sloped Bind-Off smooths out that edge and eliminates the stair-step effect. You would use this bind-off if you are planning on seaming up the shoulder seams later, using Mattress stitch or another finishing technique.
Note: Don't use this bind-off if your pattern requires you to use a seaming bind-off to bind-off the shoulder stitches later, because you need live stitches on the needles for that.