• 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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  • 3:26

    Basic Bind Off: Purlwise

    The Purlwise Bind Off is a variation of a traditional bind off. Instead of knitting the stitches during the bind off, the stitches are purled. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to work the Purlwise Bind Off. Jen states that this bind off can be used for a variety of reasons. It can be…

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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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  • 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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  • 5:27

    Crochet Loop Bind Off

    The crochet loop bind off is a beautifully decorative bind off method that’s the perfect edging for projects like top-down shawls and baby items. In this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to work this bind off. Corrina begins by showing a small swatch with the Crochet Loop Bind Off. The swatch has 21 stitches before…

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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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  • 4:09

    Elastic Bind Off

    The elastic bind off is a simple one to work and creates a stretchy bind off for garter stitch, lace projects, and more. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the elastic bind off. Michele discusses that this a knitwise bind off that can be worked on either side of…

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  • 3:13

    Elastic Bind Off for Ribbing

    The Elastic Bind Off is perfect for the edges of your knitting projects where you need extra stretch. This bind off can be particularly useful on edges where a ribbing pattern has been worked, like the top of a toe-up sock. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the Elastic Bind Off…

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  • 4:56

    Embellish Your Knits: Surface Chains with Yarn Needle

    There are many knitting projects where a stretchy bind off method is needed. The Icelandic Bind Off creates an elastic edge that is perfect for lace projects, cuffs, and necklines. In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work this bind off. Mary Beth begins with a swatch of Stockinette stitch (knit on Right…

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