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How to Neaten the Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off on Flat Knitting

Liat Gat - Founder

February 6, 2014

This is a simple move to neaten the last stitch of your bind-off every time you finish a project. It's a little superstar trick that you do at the very end that will square up your edges, especially if your side stitches tend to get stretched-out.

You should be doing this easy bind-off trick at the end of every project. See the results for yourself below – I think you’ll agree.

Neat Edge: SWEET –>

Messy Edge: MEH –>


This Last Stitch Has Been NeatenedThis Bind Off Has A Messy Last Stitch

This is a simple move to neaten the last stitch of your bind-off every time you finish a project. It’s a little superstar trick that you do at the very end that will square up your edges, especially if your side stitches tend to get stretched-out.

Scroll down to see a video, step-by-step photo instructions, and an animated demo. You can learn this new technique using whatever style of instructions your brain likes best.

Neaten the Last Stitch of your Bind-Off: Video


How To Neaten The Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off: Flat Knitting
How To Neaten The Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off: Flat Knitting

Update – many readers have asked what needles I’m using in the video and photos. I’m using my favorites: Signature Needle Arts needles. If you buy some, make sure to get the Stiletto Tip.

Neaten the Last Stitch of your Bind-Off: Step-by-Step Instructions

1

Bind off all but last st. 1 st rem on L needle.

2

Slip 1.

3

Find left side of loop beneath last st.

4

Pick up loop and place on R needle.

5

Slip 2 loops back to L needle.

6

K2tog.

7

Bind off 1.

8

Cut yarn, leaving 6″ tail.

9

Pull tail through rem loop.

10

Pull tail tight to finish.


Neaten the Last Stitch of your Bind-Off: Animated Demo

Neaten the Last Stitch of your Bind-Off: Animated Demo

This Tip Is Part Of “I Love Bind-Offs” — Available Now!

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