Tutorial: Faux Crochet Bind Off

Later this week, I'll be talking more about the Cinder shawl from my upcoming book, Sock-Yarn Shawls II. I love the bind off at the end of the shawl - a sort of faux crochet bind off (I've also seen it somewhere called a looped bind off). It's a great one to know and you can add it to the end of lots of shawls!
I've made a little video to explain the whole thing:
As I said in the video, you can add it to the end of any top-down shawl, you just need to have a multiple of 3+2 stitches on the needle before working the bind off. You do that, and you're good to go!

The written instructions for this bind off look like this:

Row 1 (RS): K1, *YO twice, SK2P; rep from * to last st, YO twice, K1.
Row 2 (WS): K1, *(K1, P1) into each YO of double YO, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, (K1, P1) into each YO of double YO, K1.

Bind off knitwise on RS.

(Note: SK2P = sl1, k2tog, psso)

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. You can see more of them on my website!

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