How do you knit with elastic?

Is i cord binding stretchy?

I-Cord Bind-Off – Very stretchy and adds a tubular edging to your fabric. Great for blankets, especially if you used an i-cord cast-on. It’s a time-consuming bind-off, but offers as much stretch as the fabric you’re binding off as well as a very neat edge.

Why use smaller needles for ribbing?

Smaller Needles

This keeps the ribbing firm and makes it more elastic (for the most part there’s not a big difference in elasticity between the common forms of ribbing). Hiatt says “you can hardly use a needle too small” when knitting ribbing for a garment.

What tension should I use for elastic?

Generally elastic works best when stretched 3-8%, with 8% only being used on the smaller parts of the garment as it’s a bit extreme, as remember the more you stretch the elastic the more stitches you are putting on that space of elastic.

How do you put elastic in the bottom of a jacket?


  1. Lay Out The Coat Flat, With The Inside Facing Upwards.
  2. Measure Around The Waist From End To End.
  3. Cut Fabric Or Ribbon To The Length Of That Measurement And Cut Your Elastic Or String To The Same Length But Leaving Around 6 Inches On Either End.
  4. Tie The Ends Of The Elastic Or Attach Some Studs.

How do you join elastic?

How to join narrow elastic ends together? To join narrow elastic ends, either you knot them and seal with a clear nail polish or overlap the ends and sew them. Fabric can also be added to join the elastic ends with a zigzag stitch.

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Do you need elastic thread to sew elastic?

You typically use elastic thread in your sewing machine in combination with regular thread. It helps to create clothing that gives a little, such as a top with shirring.