While in the midst of this project I decided to figure out the "never-quite-good-enough" bind off problem that I've always had with looms. It's always either a bit too tight or a bit too loose. The knit stitch bind off is modeled after the bind off used in needle knitting. I hope you are as excited about this as me...
These slippers were a request from a very good customer and I'm glad she did request them! Nothing like a request to get me thinkin'...
More info on this design:
Yarn: Lion Suede
Yardage: 2 balls for a total of about 240 yards
Loom Used: Blue Knifty Knitter round loom
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Techniques Used: E-wrap cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increasing, yarn over, and a new technique I'm calling the knit stitch bind off (detailed instructions included)
Other Notes: I use 2 strands of yarn held together throughout. The yarn used is very soft and a great choice for this pattern as it doesn't stretch out of shape once made. Since these slippers are close fitting this yarn is highly recommended to maintain the desired look after being worn for a bit. The toe up design eliminates bulk at the toe end, making a dainty and less irritating slipper for sensitive feet!
A few more pics
From the other side
The shapely little toe and the cute bow
Off the foot!