in my continuing frustration with too-tight bind offs, i’ve been trying the suspended bind off, and i keep running into an ‘am i doing this right’ moment.
all the text for how-to is essentially the same: “Slip one stitch, knit one stitch, *insert left needle tip into first stitch on right needle and lift the first st over the second, leaving the first stitch on the left needle, knit the next stitch, then slip both stitches off the left needle-two stitches remain on right needle and one stitch has been bound off. Repeat from * until no stitches remain on left needle, then pass first st on right needle over the second.” (http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2013/07/05/help-my-bind-off-is-too-tight.aspx)
but the pictures and videos on multiple sites show most people putting their right hand needle all the way through the stitch on the left hand needle when knitting, at an almost perpendicular angle. is that because of the awkwardness/tightness of the stitches where there’s less maneuverability? or are they actually knitting through the back loop, or some other oddity? some of the tutorial makers were so exaggerated with the movement, it almost looked like how to do a cable cast-on, going in between stitches and pulling through new looped stitches.