How to Neaten the Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off in the Round
This bind-off trick for knitting in the round totally changed by life. Make the last stitch invisible? It's a no-brainer.
The Old Way: ICK -->
The New Way: AWESOME -->
Every single time you're binding off in the round, use this trick to make the join completely disappear. No one will be able to tell where you started and where you stopped!
This is one of those tips that I know is going to change my knitting forever, and what is amazing to me is that I had never learned either this tip or last week's tip in all my years of working at a yarn shop and teaching classes and being in the knitting industry.
Since many of you have told me you longed for a fix for this very problem, you can imagine how overjoyed I was to find this little gem while researching for my upcoming bind-offs ebook. It's hard to come across stuff like this - where one small tip makes a big difference in your knitting - especially if you've been knitting for a long time.
I'm excited because I am now able to teach this to you, dear reader, and I hope that you teach it to everybody else that you know - all your knitting friends - because it's just fun!
Neaten the Last Stitch of your Bind-Off in the Round: Video
Neaten the Last Stitch of your Bind-Off in the Round: Step-by-Step Instructions
Bind off all sts. 1 st rem on R needle.
Pull the needle so the loop gets bigger – about 8″ long.
Cut yarn at the top of the loop.
Pull the ball of yarn so the working yarn comes out of the stitch.
Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.
Find the 1st bound-off stitch.
Go in under the 2 loops of the stitch and pull the yarn through.
Find the center of the last bound-off stitch.
Poke the needle through and to the back. Pull yarn to tension.
Weave in tail on the WS.
There’s the “fake” stitch joining the first and last stitches. Invisible!.
Neaten the Last Stitch of your Bind-Off in the Round: Animated Demo
Now in a new, bigger size, thanks to your comments!
Remember to pull your last stitch to about 8" long and cut at the top of the stitch before doing what I show you in the demo.
This Tip Is Part Of "I Love Bind-Offs" -- Available Now!
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I read all of your lovely comments from last week, and I'll tell you, I had the best day I've had in a long time. It felt so good to connect with all my readers and know that you were excited about these fun tips.
I took your suggestions and made the animated videos BIGGER and a little SLOWER - all the animations in the new ebook have improved thanks to your comments. So keep 'em coming!
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