You are on the home stretch! After you have completed a piece of knitting, one of the last steps is to 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 the simplest: a basic knit bind-off.
3 easy steps to bind off
- Knit 1 stitch
- Knit another stitch. There are now 2 stitches on the right hand needle
- Use the left hand needle point to lift the first of these two stitches up and over the second, letting it drop off the needle. This is 1 stitch bound off.
Continue working steps 2-3 until all only 1 stitch remains on the right hand needle. Break the working yarn, leaving a tail to be woven in later, and draw the tail through the final stitch, then pull tight.
Once you’ve bound off you will need to weave in your ends, and block your finished knit. Click here for more tutorials on finishing and knit care click here.
This tutorial covers the basic knit bind off, but you might want to check out more bind off options here.