There is not much information on how the Icelandic bond got its name. Was it invented in Iceland? Or is this the type of binding used by Icelandic knitters most often? I dont know.
But one thing is clear: this binding is beautiful. It looks like an inverted stock lace sitting on top of the fabric. It matches perfectly with the garter stitch and creates a beautiful decorative surface when used with other stitch patterns.
Another important advantage of this weave is its elasticity. The edge created by the Icelandic binding extends quite far, but at the same time retains its shape well. This makes it ideal for tying scarves, blankets, toe socks and pullover cuffs and necklines.
No seams in this weave, just knit. It is important. I tried to knit jersey and clean the stitches according to the rib pattern, but the jersey-only look is much better, so we stick to the traditional option.
Here you can learn how to do it:
As you will learn visually, watch this short video tutorial that shows each step explained below.
1. Knit 1 stitch and place on the left needle.
2. Insert the tip of the right needle from right to left (right to left) into the front loop of the first stitch of the left needle. Make sure the tip of the right needle is in front of the tip of the left needle.
3.Now insert the tip of the right needle tricot with the tricot (left to right) into the front loop of the second stitch on the left needle.
4. Wrap the tip of the right needle with thread and pull the wrapping through the front loop of the second stitch. Or just knit a second seam.
5. Remove both stitches from the left needle and leave a new stitch on the right needle.
6. Place a new stitch on the left needle.
Repeat steps 2 through 6 until you have tied all sutures. Then cut the thread and pull the tail of the thread through the last stitch. Tighten to secure.
To make sewing more effective, do not remove the needle from the stitch after step 6. Instead, make sure the tip of the right needle is in front of the tip of the left needle You can easily go to step 3 and select the front buttonhole of the second stitch
This little trick will help you find the best rhythm and tie the stitches faster. This is always a good thing because we can wear a freshly prepared design much earlier.