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June 2016

A neater final bind-off stitch

Wobbly bind-off corner to neat and square

I have twelve swatches, all made by different knitters, left over from the knitting gauge experiment that I wrote about a couple of months ago. Although I gathered the swatches anonymously, I found that I could tell which one was mine, just by looking at the final bind-off stitch.

More than half the swatches have an enlarged stitch sticking out just below the final bind-off. It makes the corner look untidy, rather than neat and square as my inner perfectionist would prefer.

I've found a simple trick to fix this in my own knitting, so—presuming that I'm not the only knitter with perfectionist tendencies—I thought I'd pass it on.

Read the full tutorial >


New and Discontinued Yarns

New yarn: Alpaca Tweed by Loop

New yarn : Alpaca Tweed by Loop Image © Loop Knitting Shop

New and Discontinued Yarns

New

Adriafil
Luccico – Aran – 72% Acrylic, 17% Superwash Wool, 8% Alpaca, 3% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic

Artesano
Baby Alpaca Lace – Lace – 100% Baby Alpaca – 2 plies – Solid colors

Bergère de France
Filomèche – Bulky – 44% Wool, 34% Acrylic, 22% Nylon – Single ply – Solid colors
Filéco – Heavy Worsted – 78% Acrylic, 12% Wool, 6% Nylon, 4% Synthetic – Plied – Solid colors

Cloudborn (by Craftsy)
Pima Cotton DK – Sport – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Diamond
Luxury Collection Cardiff Classic – DK – 100% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Marls
Luxury Collection Cardiff Large – Heavy Worsted – 100% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Cardiff Small – Fingering – 100% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Chicpaca – Bulky – 71% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Merino Wool, 4% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Eclipse – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Thick and thin – Semi-solid colors
Luxury Collection Ecstasy – Jumbo – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Llamasoft – Worsted – 100% Llama – Single ply – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Merino Supreme Aran – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Regal Alpaca – Worsted – 100% Superfine Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Tiptoe – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)
Luxury Collection Tradition Chunky – Bulky – 42% Wool, 51% Acrylic, 7% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors

Du Store Alpakka
Alpakka Wool – Fingering – 60% Alpaca, 40% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Handmaiden Fine Yarn
Wisp – Lace – 70% Kid Mohair, 20% Nylon, 10% Wool – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors, heathers, Multicolored

Jojoland
Grazioso – Sport – 65% Alpaca, 20% Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors

King Cole
Yummy – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Multicolored

Lamana
Bergamo – Heavy Worsted – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Milano – Fingering – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Loop Yarns
Alpaca Tweed – Aran – 100% Alpaca – Tweedy – Tweed colors, Heathers

Lotus Yarns
Celestial – Bulky – 57% Merino Superwash Wool, 43% Nylon – Faux fur – Multicolored
Fortezza – Aran – 47% Superwash Wool, 47% Acrylic, 6% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Transitions – DK – 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic – Plied – Gradient

Manos del Uruguay
Milo – DK – 65% Merino Wool, 35% Linen – Single ply – Semi-solid colors

Naturally Yarns
Original – Worsted – 100% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

Patons (North America)
Peak – Bulky – 83% Acrylic, 17% Nylon – Thick and thin – Solid colors with colored slubs

The Fibre Company
Arranmore – Heavy Worsted – 80% Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Tussah Silk – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Valley Yarns
Bromley – DK – 85% Cashmere, 15% Superkid Mohair – 2 plies – Heathered colors
Pocumtuck – DK – 100% Cashmere – S on S plied – Solid colors

Zitron
Form & Farbe – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Multicolored

Discontinued

GGH
Bali – Worsted – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – Plied

Sirdar
Kasha – Bulky – 78% Acrylic, 12% Mohair, 10% Polyester – Fuzzy – Tweedy colors

The Fibre Company
Savannah – DK – 50% Merino Wool, 20% Cotton, 15% Soy, 15% Linen – Tweedy – Heathers


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