Monday, October 5, 2009

Ummm err I need some help

I am making the ever popular Thermis pattern (non-raveler's: it's a cowl) and I am almost done. I decide not to follow the directions on the pattern for the cast off as it will take me FOREVER...

So I decide to just bind off ya know? Well look:

It's way too floppy. This just will not do! I think it would do this even if I had followed the directions.

Here is a shot of the cast on edge:

So What I am thinking is this...I am going to go down 2 needle sizes and see if it tightens it up a bit. Or else this is going to the frog pond. Which will make me very sad. I even bought some nice buttons for this too!


So any thoughts on how I could fix this would be greatly appreciated.

Over and out.


  1. Yippee, found you again! :-)

    How about this:

  2. Did you bind off in ribbing? or did you knit every bind off stitch? If the second, then I'd undo it and try binding off in ribbing. Very nice by the way!

  3. OOOH! Nice peek of holiday project wool!!!

  4. I agree with Christina (no comment on tubular bindoffs as I've never ventured that far...) I also have a book with 30,000 bindoffs (this may be an exaggeration) if you want to look through it to select the best option.

  5. I think going down a needle size would help. I don't know about binding off in ribbing though - for me anyway, that always looks a little floppy.

  6. I think just going down in needle size. I too think binding off in ribbing makes it floppier. What do your buttons look like?

  7. Oh! Don't frog it just because of the bind off. Try the "down in needle size" thing. As Tim Gunn would say "Make It Work!". :-D