When you have reached the end of your knitting project you will want to bind off. Binding off, or casting off as it is known in the UK, is the last step you will take in knitting your project. It is what keeps your project from unraveling so it is an important part of knitting. It’s also a pretty exciting moment as you near the finish line; but don’t start celebrating just yet.
Binding off in pattern is a technique that’s often used when you’re binding off rib stitch. Unlike a regular bind off, where you knit all the stitches on the bind off row, binding off in pattern requires that you knit the bind off row as if you were working the next row of your stitch […]
Cast off knitting methods including how to do a stretchy bind off, a three-needle bind off, an I cord bind off, a tubular bind off and a picot bind off. #howtoknit #castoff #knitting #beginnerknitting #bindoff
For necklines and front/button bands, I use a standard bind-off in pattern, meaning, if I am working a 1 x 1 Ribbing, I bind off in the same rib with the working needle or one size larger (to avoid making the rib too tight). But I have found I want a stretchier bind-off for the bottom edges of sweaters and sleeves. For these I use Jeny’s Stretchy Bind-Off but with a needle approximately half the size of my working needle. This gives me the stretch and memory I like but with a neater-looking…