3 Ways to Bind Off in Knitting

With the right techniques, binding off your projects can be easy and stress free. In today’s featured knitting video, expert knitter Stefanie Japel shows us how to finish off our knits with a flourish, by demonstrating how to bind off in 3 different ways!

This video is brought to us by knitting experts at Craftsy.com.

Binding off is what we call it when we are finished with the knitting of a project, and need to secure the last row.

Watch the video below, and read on below for full instructions!

First, Stefanie demonstrates how to do a traditional bind off. You just knit two stitches, pass the first knit stitch over the second one. Then repeat across the row.

Next she shows us how to bind off “in stitch pattern”. This is similar to the traditional bind off, except that if you come to a purl, you purl then slip the last stitch over, if you come to a knit, you knit, then slip the last stitch over

Finally she also shows us how to achieve the three-needle bind off. This is perfect for when you want to join two pieces of knit fabric together, end-to-end, without adding extra bulk. Like at a shoulder seam. To do this, hold the two swatches together with the needles touching. Then, use the third needle to bind off both pieces at once.

This video tutorial was created by Craftsy, and features Stefanie Japel, one of the knitting experts at Craftsy.com. I encourage you to visit the website to discover various knitting patterns, kits, yarn and so much more, to help inspire your next knitting project!

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