How to Neaten the Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off on Flat Knitting
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 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.
Neaten the Last Stitch of your Bind-Off: Video
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
Bind off all but last st. 1 st rem on L needle.
Find left side of loop beneath last st.
Pick up loop and place on R needle.
Slip 2 loops back to L needle.
Bind off 1.
Cut yarn, leaving 6″ tail.
Pull tail through rem loop.
Pull tail tight to finish.
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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