I am knitting this shawl in stockinette with a lace edge. I am knitting on 3.75mm needles, and the pattern directions say to do a regular bind off on 7mm needles for stretchiness. I think that looks a little messy. I would have liked to do an EZ sewn bind off, but as the edge of the shawl is around 3m long, the length of yarn I would need would be unmanageable - or is there some trick to sewing with a very long tail of yarn?
Instead, I am trying out Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off, but it looks like it might be taking up too much yarn, so that I might run out before the end. (If I have to, I’ll rip back two rows and bind off from there, but I’d rather not).
Are there any good alternatives that might be stretchy enough, but a little less yarn consuming than Jeny’s? I am eyeing an icelandic bind-off, but I have no idea if it’s going to be stretchy enough, or if it’ll do something funny?
Any advice or suggestions? Thanks!