Jenny’s stretchy bind off is a very versatile and, as the name suggests, stretchy bind off that’s great for at the top of socks, mittens, etc. The stretch comes from a yarn over that you do right before each stitch, which gives you three stitches on the right needle. You then pull the yarn over up and over the last stitch on the right needle, and then pull the final stitch on the right needle and over the stitch on the left. The way you wrap the yarn for the yarn over varies depending on whether the next stitch you’re binding off will be a knit or purl stitch:
- If the next stitch is a purl stitch, wrap the yarn for the yarn over counter clockwise around the right needle like usual.
- If the next stitch is a knit stitch, wrap the yarn for the yarn over clockwise around the right needle.
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The following patterns all use Jenny’s Stretchy Bind Off: