flewmymind asked: Your linen stitch scarf looks fantastic! May I ask what bind off you used? I'm working on my own scarf and I've heard from friends that the their bind offs for this type of scarf looked wonky: their slipped stitches stuck out further than the knit ones. Any suggestions? Thanks and have a great day!
Hi! Thanks for asking about the scarf- I experiemented a few times with the cast off and eventually found that the cast off works best when started with the ‘wrong’ side facing.
I used needles that were 2 sizes smaller (3.75mm) than the needles I knit with (4.5mm) because casting off loosely like I normally would made the edge look wonky, like you say.
Binding off by slipping the alternate stitch didn’t help either, so I gave up on that method.
In the end for the cast/bind off itself, I did a knit and purl ‘standard’ cast off ie. Knit first stitch, Purl second stitch, pass the first stitch over the second, knit the next stitch etc.
I hope this helps- I will say I didn’t block the scarf so I could get away with using a smaller needle for cast off as there was no ‘stretch’ needed.
Good Luck- I hope your scarf turns out ok!