Knitting: How to Bind Off

Finishing your work by binding off in knitting is a simple process.  The key is to make sure to bind loose enough so that your work has enough stretch but not too loose that it looks sloppy.

Step 1: Knit 2 stitches.  Keep those stitches on the right needle.


Step 2: Take the left needle and put it through the first stitch on the right needle.


Step 3: With the left needle, pull the first stitch on the right needle over the second stitch on that same needle.


Step 4: Take the left needle out of the first stitch and the first stitch is now bound off.


Knit the next stitch and repeat Steps 2-4 across the work.


When you get to the last stitch, take the needle out, but about 5 inches of extra yarn, and weave the end of the yarn through the open loop.


Pull tight and weave the end through the work.




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