www.berroco.comKnitBits #548

Loosen up...

Completing a knitted piece is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment—wonderful, until you try to pull on a sock and you canít get it over your heel or a sweater with a neckline thatís too tight for comfort. You realize you were so excited to finish your piece that you bound off a bit hastily. Iíve experienced a few of these knitting disasters, but the good news is that there are ways to avoid it! One of my favorite methods is using a larger needle in your bind off. Itís a simple switch that creates extra flexibility for your edge. It works especially well for necklines, blankets, scarves, lace projects and toe-up socks. Got a nearly finished project on your needles? Follow along with my how-to video. It will come in handy when youíre done knitting this weekís free pattern, Saurey.

Free pattern, Saurey

Little ones will love being wrapped in this lightweight, soft, botanical lace blanket.

Knit in Berroco Modern Cotton™
Skill level: Easy
PDF Pattern Instructions
Berroco Modern Cotton™

Find This Yarn

Hoe-to-Video: Placing Stitch MarkersDetail - Saurey, free pattern

Udina Knit-Along Update
See finished sweaters from our knit-along on Pinterest!


Happy Knitting,
Emily Nora O'Neil, Designer

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