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The knitted sewn bind-off is a handy little trick that has saved me many a time, but it can also be used for a decorative effect. Unlike most bind-offs, it’s accomplished with a tapestry needle. It’s stretchy, too, and often uses less yarn than a standard bind-off, making it a good alternative if you’ve bound off in the standard way and cut your yarn, only to find that you’ve made it too tight. I tend to use this bind-off whenever I need to preserve the elasticity of a stitch pattern. Unfortunately, it is more time-consuming than a standard bind-off, but if you take your time with it, the results will be very pleasing and attractive.

Happy stitching!