I was messing around with a swatch the other day and decided I would practice the Invisible Bind Off technique. During the process I took some pictures and thought I would share them, hoping that maybe they would encourage someone to try it. I am sure this has been around for eons, but I learned this method from a book entitled “Essential Techniques for Serious Knitters,” by Peg Arnoldussen, a book that contains many wonderful tips and techniques. Check it out!
Why the Invisible Bind Off?
First off, on the plus side, it looks very neat and professional, it stretches well, and it provides my socks with a tube through which I can run elastic, if I choose.
On the minus side, it takes a bit of practice to get the tension right. It requires a bit more time and planning. It also requires learning the Kitchener Stitch. Yikes!!!!!
Why am I doing this tutorial?
It helped me think through the process, and hopefully it will help you, too.
I purposely did this tutorial using a small practice swatch. I also used different colored yarns so that you could see the process better. At least, I hope you can.
I have knitted many of these practice swatches, but once I got the hang of it, I was never afraid to use the Kitchener Stitch for any closure. Once you get it, you get it!!!