• 8:08

    Two Easy Bind Off Methods for Shawls

    You’ve spent hours and hours working on a beautiful shawl and now it’s time to bind off. Which bind off you choose for your shawl is particularly important. If the final edge is too tight, you might find the shawl hard to block and the edge can even start curling up. With so many bind…

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  • 2:42

    How to Avoid Loose Stitches at end of Bind Off

    When it comes time to bind off your knitted masterpiece, there are so many options to choose from. You can work decorative bind offs or stretchy bind offs, and there are a wide variety of ways to do each one. But what about the basic bind off? Maybe you’ve noticed a loose stitch at the…

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  • 2:48

    Binding Off Without Yarn

    Most knitters have played the game of yarn chicken at least once. You’re working on a project and you aren’t quite sure if you’re going to have enough yarn to finish and bind off. Sometimes you get lucky and have enough yarn, and sometimes you lose the game of yarn chicken and run out of…

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  • 5:09

    Decorative I-Cord Bind Off

    When it comes time to complete a knitting project, the last thing to do is bind off. There are many ways to bind off your knitting, from simple and functional to delicate and decorative. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates a bind off technique that is both functional and decorative. She explains…

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  • 4:20

    A Stretchy Bind Off for Top-Down Shawls

    Working the bind off on your top-down shawl is an important step to have a shawl that you love to wear. If the bind off is too tight, you won’t be able to properly block the piece, and the bottom of it may even curl when you wear it. In this video, Jen Lucas takes…

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  • 3:44

    Going Up a Needle Size to Bind Off

    Once the knitting is complete on a project, it’s time to bind off. If you have a hard time creating a loose bind off edge, in this video Jen Lucas demonstrates how to use a larger knitting needle to work the bind off. Jen begins with a small swatch of Stockinette stitch that she knit…

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  • 3:47

    Sewn Bind Off

    The Sewn Bind Off is a very stretchy edge that is perfect for a bind off that can benefit from extra elasticity. Because of the stretchiness of this bind off, it’s the perfect finish for edges of cuffs, necklines, and the top of toe-up socks. In this video, Jill Wright demonstrates how to work the…

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  • 6:31

    Invisible Ribbed Bind Off

    The invisible ribbed bind off is a sewn bind off that creates a very stretchy edge to finish 1×1 (knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) ribbing. As the name suggests, this bind off is nearly invisible and gives the edge of your piece a clean, finished look. In this video, Jill Wright demonstrates how to…

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  • 3:27

    Bind Off in Pattern

    Occasionally, you might come across a knitting pattern that contains the instructions to “bind off in pattern.” In this video, Mary Beth Temple explains what this instruction means and how to work it. For many knitting projects, a knitwise bind off or a purlwise bind off can be used to finish the knitting. As Mary…

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