During the Tour de France I have been knitting a jumper for my elder daughter. There is only tonight to go and the Tour will be finished. I managed to finish the jumper today but I had to learn a new skill in order to finish the jumper. The skill I have mastered is Italian Bind off.
I have to admit that I became very frustrated when I first attempted it as I had to keep undoing what I had done as I lost the rhythm of the stitch. It took me a while before I eventually mastered what I was doing and I am pleased with the result.
I can’t believe that I have never come across this method of casting off in all the years I have been knitting. This is the finished jumper.
It was knitted on size 10.00mm needles so obviously a big stitch jumper. The pattern advised that I should use alternate skeins to avoid blocks of colour occurring so that added to the complexity as I had to swap skeins at the end of each round.
This is how the bind off looks.