Free shipping on UK orders over £40 & International orders over £70 (exclusions apply)


Your Cart is Empty

Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off

by Daniel Mackay February 27, 2014


This is one of my favourite ways to finish any edge where stretch is important – shawls, sweater necks, toe up socks, etc. The Knitty article is an excellent tutorial, although when I reviewed it I discovered that I break the steps down a little differently. We made a video for the Follow Your Arrow kal that you might find helpful if you prefer video tutorials or want to see how I do it. The best part about this bind off is that it’s one of the simplest stretchy methods, it truly is a surprise. No darning needles or weird stitch manipulations necessary – although I do love a nice sewn tubular bind off!

How do you like to finish edges that need to streeeeeeeettttttttttttttccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh?

Daniel Mackay
Daniel Mackay

Also in Blog

Image of white skinned hands holding a book. The book cover is pink and the title is Delusions of Gender
Additional Joy colourways

by Nuala Fahey June 24, 2019 0 Comments

We have enjoyed seeing people's Joy mitts on Ravelry and Instagram and although the kits are nearly sold out now, it is a pattern that can be done in many different colours, depending on what flag/colour scheme you want to use.

We have made genderqueer, asexual, non-binary and pansexual flag charts.

Read More
Close up shot of a sticker featuring a sheep against a pride rainbow. It is in front of rain in the colours of a bi flag.
A little less invisible

by Ysolda Ltd Collaborator June 21, 2019 0 Comments

This post first appeared on Whitney’s own blog and she kindly allowed us to share it with a wider audience. It has truly brought me so much joy to see knitters making and wearing their Joy mitts and, via a knitting project, feeling seen and visible. I know that Whitney’s experiences of what it means to choose to be visibly bi would resonate with many of you. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us Whitney.
Read More
An Open Letter to White Makers & Designers Who are Inspired by the Kimono and Japanese Culture
An Open Letter to White Makers & Designers Who are Inspired by the Kimono and Japanese Culture

by Ysolda Ltd Collaborator June 11, 2019 0 Comments

Introducing the first in an ongoing series of guest posts. I'm honoured that we're beginning with this vital letter from Emi Ito.

Emi has been outspoken about the cultural appropriation of the kimono in fashion and has helped many makers and designers find a less hurtful approach to naming their patterns and products.

Read More