Best Bind Off For Tubed Scarf?

I’m making a Harry Potter Scarf using the atypical pattern which makes you knit in a tube, but then at the end , what is the best bind off to use? Anyone know of a website or name also?


Here is a small list of bind offs:

I like using the E.Z. BO for my circular knits. :thumbsup:

My scarf was all stockinette stitch will the Stretchy Bind off still be ok if I Knit the knit stiches and purl the purl stitches?

If you are attaching fringe you might want to try the
crochet bind off. I am currently doing a scarf and used
the crochet cast on and will use the crochet bind off so
that there is nice crochet edge at each end for attaching
the fringe! :slight_smile:

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=darkorchid]I would think you’d want a BO that won’t stretch out, so I’d opt for the standard or crocheted BO.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=darkorchid]Another neat thing to do to make an edge for fringe is to knit the first round or row. Then do a YO K2tog for one row or round. At the end do a YO K2tog row or round and then one more round/row knit even. The YOs provide a nice neat evenly spaced hole to put the fringe in. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

Thank you for your suggestions.

I didn’t start off with a crochet cast on, so I will be opting out of that one.

As for your standard bind off, do you mean K1 slip, K1 slip, pass the 2nd stitch over the first and so on?


Is this also done at the beginning and end?

Unfortunately I am at the end of my scarf ready to bind off.

What do you recommend?

It seems like you could just do a standard bo
(k1, k1, pass the first over the second, etc). If you are
attaching the fringe, the bo you use isn’t going to matter
because you won’t see it once the fringe is on. You should
just use whichever method you are comfortable with! :slight_smile:
If you decide to do another scarf with fringe then you can
try either the crochet co/bo or the row of eyelets at the
beginning and end as an alternative :slight_smile: