Kelley shows you know to knit the Channel Island bind-off. This bind-off is similar to the Picot bind-off but it's a little more subtle in appearance.
Bind off using the Channel Island bind-offmethod as follows;
1. Cast on 2 sts using the knitted cast-on method.
2. *With right needle tip, lift the second stitch on the left needle over the first stitch and off the needle* repeat once more.
3. Slip one stitch from left needle to right needle as if to purl.
4. K2tog on left needle. There are now 2 stitches on right needle.
5. On right needle, slip the second stitch over the first stitch and off the needle.
6. Slip one stitch from the right needle to the left needle. Repeat Steps 1–6 to end of row. Pull tail through last stitch. Weave in ends and block as desired.
If you've ever struggled with the decrease section when knitting a hat on 16-inch circular needles, you need to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting. Similarly, if you hate how sweater sleeves twist up while knitting in the round, you need to learn the magic loop technique.
This technique works on just about any size project, so you can use it exclusively for smaller projects in the round, such as hats, sleeves, mittens, cowls, socks, and so on.
Kelley just finished knitting the Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.
While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.