How to Bind Off
You are on the home stretch!
After you have completed a piece of knitting, you finish the edge by binding off the stitches.
This way you can remove the knitting needles without the work unravelling. There are several bind off methods, but we will start with a basic knit bind off.
HOW TO BIND OFF :::
1) Knit 1 stitch
2) Knit a second stitch. There are now 2 stitches on the RH needle.
3) Use the LH needle point to lift the first of these two stitches up and over the second of these two stitches, letting it drop off the needle. This is 1 stitch bound off.
Repeat steps 2-3, knitting a stitch (so there are two stitches the RH needle) then lifting the first up and over the second and off the needles. Continue until a single stitch remains on the RH needle. To prevent this final stitch from unravelling, snip the working yarn, and draw the tail through the final stitch, then pull tight.
But now that I’ve bound off, what do I do with the yarn ends? Check out this tutorial.
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