The gathered bind off, also known as the one-over-two bind off, is what I consider to be a specialty bind off. It's not difficult, but it doesn't create an all-purpose finish. However, this technique works beautifully for double knitting projects because it gathers in the edge stitches and prevents the final stitches of your project from flaring out unattractively.
Pattern, Yarn, Needles and Notions
- Burst into Bloom Scarf pattern by The Chilly Dog
- Schoppel Zauberball 100 yarn
- addi Rocket2 [Squared] knitting needles
- Knitter's Pride Wool Needle
Thanks to Skacel for providing the yarn and addi needles used in this tutorial. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.