Thursday, August 7, 2008

Tutorial: Binding off - The K2Tog Bind-off

Binding off is a term used to describe the process of combining your stitches to finish off the project, or it can be used when some of the stitches on a row need to be finished and others don’t, like for a button hole.

Step One: Get to the point where you want to end your knitting.

Step Two: Hold your knitted item in your left hand and your empty needle in your right hand. Hold the yarn in back of the knitted item.

Step Three: Stick the empty needle into the back of the first two stitches on your other needle.

Step Four: Loop the yarn around the end of the empty needle.

Step Five: Pull the yarn that you just looped over the needle through the two stitches.

Step Six: Drop the two stitches off of the needle. Now the previously empty needle has one stitch on it and the other needle has two less stitches than it started with.

Step Seven: place the lone stitch on the previously empty needle back onto the other needle.

Step Eight: Repeat steps three through Seven.

Step Nine: When you only have one stitch left on your needles, pull the yarn, making the stitch larger, so that there will be enough yarn to either weave in the ends or sew it together with another piece.

Step Ten: snip the yarn, making sure you have enough yarn attached as mentioned in step nine.

Step Eleven: pull the yarn, this will fasten the end. Step Twelve: continue with the pattern, either weaving in the ends or sewing the piece together with the pieces it attaches to.

Here is the video:

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