A Sloped Bind Off is ideal for shaping necklines and underarms. It eliminates the little steps you get when binding off stitches at the beginning of alternate rows and, instead, leaves a nice, smooth edge, perfect for tidy pick ups!

To work a Sloped Bind Off, simply…

  • Work the first bind off row as usual.
  • One row before the next bind off row, work to the last stitch of the row, slip stitch purlwise, and turn work.
  • Slip 2 stitches, purlwise. Pass the first slipped stitch (the unworked stitch from the previous row) over the second slipped stitch, binding it off.
  • Bind off the remaining stitches of that row as usual.