I'm what I would call an intermediate-level knitter. I sometimes develop my own patterns, usually knit other people's patterns.
Here's my question:
I have a sweater -- commercially knitted -- that I inherited from my mother. It's getting a bit tatty. But I love it dearly, so I want to "reverse engineer" it -- that is, try to knit a sweater as much like it as possible.
Luckily, it's a pretty simple design -- non-set-in sleeves, mostly stockinette, with some ribbing and garter stitch accents. Pretty easy to copy, really.
But the bind-off at the bottom has me stumped. Just looking closely at it, it looks like rather than casting off, they drew a crocheted chain through the loops on the last row. Is this an established technique? Does it have a name? Has anyone ever done this? Is there anything I need to know to do it myself?
Any enlightenment will be appreciated.