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As I was binding off a shrug for my mom, the other day,  I noticed that I had formed a habit of pulling the work to the right, after each stitch.  The results- a flat bind off that had the same stretch as the rest of the work.  It is just a little thing, but I wish I would have realized it many years ago.  I had always been apprehensive when it came to binding off my garments-but no more.

Now, I just give my work  a little tug to the right , take up any slack of yarn, so that the yarn lays smoothly on my right needle, then I proceed on.

As you can see, the edge is not pulled tight, the chain on the top edge is tidy, and best of all, everything has the same stretch.  Try it!

By the way, for those of you who follow my blog, I want you to know that I haven’t been AWOL.   I have been working on an exciting new project.  I am hoping to be able to share it with you in a few weeks.

Later- Knit Tweaker

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