I am knitting a pattern by Jacquay Yaxley. It’s a doll dress pattern and the collar finishing is done in a knitting bind off she calls “Crab Stitch”. I did some research and found it for crocheting (backwards single crochet basically), but nowhere does it describe how to do it in knitting. The instructions are given in the pattern, but I keep trying and can’t figure out what I’m supposed to do. Whereas, crocheting this stitch is done by crocheting left to right (opposite of normal), I am binding off and must go right to left. It says to:
[I]“K 2nd st., K 1st st, cast off 1 st, K 2nd st, (st remains on ndl) cast off 1 st, K 1st st (both sts slip off ndl) cast off 1 st, to last st, cast off 1, fasten off.”[/I]
I’ve tried this several times and it comes out a big mess! I am wondering if I should just bind off in the regular way and then, starting at the left edge, working right, do it in crochet which makes a whole lot of sense. Any ideas out there?