• 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’ll come across a knitting pattern that contains the instructions “bind off in pattern.” In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work this pattern instruction. For many knitting projects, a knitwise bind off or a purlwise bind off can be used to finish the knitting. As Mary Beth points out, if you’ve…

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  • 5:27

    Crochet Loop Bind Off

    The Crochet Loop Bind Off is a beautiful decorative bind off 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 binding…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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