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Yarn Craft Academy Live (newstitchaday.com) Class: Bind Offs 102: The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Bin
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Yarn Craft Academy Live (newstitchaday.com) Class: Bind Offs 102: The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Bin
April 13, 2013 at 12:04:35 AM
 
Yarn Craft Academy Live (newstitchaday.com) Class: Bind Offs 102: The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Bind Offs 2 with Johnny Vasquez

I'd like to start this by saying I'm not a beginner knitter; I've been knitting for many, many years.  My favorite part of knitting has always been learning something new.  When I received an email notifying me of this class, I was looking forward to taking it, since I really only previously knew a few different ways of binding off.  I was prepared to be dazzled...and I was!

In Bind Offs 102, Johnny took us through five different bind offs: the Decrease Bind Off, which produces a stretchy edge (Johnny showed how this can be accomplished in two different ways, producing two somewhat different results), the Suspended Bind Off, which produces elongated stitches, the One Over Two Bind Off, which is used to "gather" stitches, the Yarn Over Bind Off, a stretchy edged bind off for ribbing, and the Two Row Bind Off, which is accomplished in two rows, rather than one, as with the more customary bind offs.

I felt the explanations were excellent and quite easy to follow.  The videos went slowly enough to glean a good understanding of each bind off, but not so slowly they left me fidgeting impatiently, waiting for the next step.  Johnny is such a super instructor, too...he patiently answers questions and always explains things when someone doesn't understand.

For those knitters who believe "a bind off is a bind off...what's the big deal?" I would say, "It's quite a big deal!"  Without decreasing your stitches, you can make an edging smaller with a well-chosen bind off.  Without increasing, you can make an edge flare out with a well-chosen bind off.  You can also change the elasticity and the look of an edge with a well-chosen bind off.

I'm so glad to have taken this class...it was quite beneficial and gave me more insight into how to accomplish a particular effect with a bind off!

For the listing of the different deals offered by the Yarn Craft Academy:
http://newstitchaday.com/Academy/
To check out the class lineup:
http://newstitchaday.com/classes/


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