Sloped bind off

I learned about the sloped bind off yesterday.  I’m up to the armhole shaping on the Lace Edge Top and remembered reading about the sloped bind off to prevent the stair-step effect when binding off for several rows so I decided to use it on the armhole. 

You can learn about it here.

I have been knitting for a very long time and did not know about this technique.  Wish I did.

Isn’t the internet great?!

I got a lot of knitting done yesterday since I’m off on Mondays during the summer.  My plan was to declutter/clean something but I couldn’t decide what it would be. 

I ended up going to the doctor for a pain I’ve had in my leg for about a month.  Over the weekend I discovered a lump or hard spot where the pain was centered so I thought I should have it checked out.  I really don’t like going to the doctor for every little ache or pain (or I’d be there every day!) but something told me I should go for this.   Good thing I went as I was diagnosed with superficial thrombosis.

So I got some meds in me, elevated my leg and knitted most of the afternoon and evening.

2 thoughts on “Sloped bind off

  1. Ohhh, I REALLY like the sloped bind off for shoulders. I normally knit the last two stitches together on the row before but it doesn’t produce as neat a finish as the one shown. I also found out that the way I ideally like to join shoulders is a three needle bind off! 😀


    • Alas, I didn’t do the sloped bind off on the shoulder but I will frog the last couple of rows and do it right to avoid the stair step edge. I was too tired to think about it at the time. I should have heeded the “don’t knit when tired” rule.


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