Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Technique Tuesday: Beginner Guide to Knitting Part V, Binding Off

The final step in learning to knit is binding off your knitting, or casting off. This takes your live stitches and secures them from dropping and unraveling all you hard work. It is as simple as the knit stitch.

1. Loosely knit two stitches, you want to make sure that you are not pulling your stitches too tightly while you are binding off.

2. Insert you left hand needle into the 1st stitch of the row.

3. Next you are going to slip the first stitch over the second stitch. Leaving the second stitch on the right hand needle. The First stitch will now be secured around the second stitch.

4. Remove left hand needle from stitch. You have know just bound off 1 stitch.

Continue with this process by knitting one and passing one over the second stitch till you have no more stitches left.

Now you can wear you newly knitting Item!

Binding Off Resources
Learning to Knit: Cast Off, Video Tutorial
Knitting Bind Off, by theknitwitch, A great example of binding off and English style
Binding Off with Stitch Diva

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