Here are two ways to avoid stair-step bind-offs and I think both are handy tools to know about even if you don’t memorize them because you don’t use them that often. You can apply these techniques to any pattern that calls for sequential bind-offs along the same edge.
These are among those little tricks that the pros use to make things look good and to prevent frustration at the finishing stage. Power to the knitter!
- The first uses classic Wrap and Turn (W & T) short rows. This is handy when you are at the shoulders of a sweater and want to do a 3-needle bind-off.
2. The second method uses the sloped bind-off, something I learned from the brilliant designer Shirley Paden. This technique is especially good when forming certain crew-neck shapings or a scooped neck.