1. Home
Send to a Friend via Email

Binding Off

Explanations and illustrations of different ways to bind off your knitting.

Binding Off Knitting
So you've learned to cast on, knit and purl, but how do you finish a project? That's where binding off comes in.

I-cord Bind Off
The I-cord bind off is an interesting way to get the stitches off your needles. It's very time consuming but leaves you with a great tube along the edge of your knitting, perfect for the top of a pocket or bag or for a button band.

Picot Bind Off
The picot bind off is a really cute way to finish off the bottom of a sweater (or the neckline) or anything else that you want to give a cute, girly flourish to.

Stretchy Bind Off Tutorial
Use this tutorial to learn how to do a simple bind off with more stretch than a regular bind off.

Three-Needle Bind Off
The three-needle bind off is a quick and easy way to get the same number of stitches off of two needles at once, closing up the end of a sock toe, the top of a hat or the head of a doll, for example.

Stretchy Bind Off for Toe-Up Socks and Beyond
This stretchy bind off is a great way to finish toe-up socks and other projects that need a lot of give.

Ruffle Bind Off Tutorial
Learn the ruffle bind off from Liat Gat of KNITFreedom, author of I Love Bind-Offs.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.