A bind-off (also called “cast-off”) is what you do at the end of every project to get the knitting off your needles.

KnitFreedom is your one-stop source for bind-off tutorials. JSSBO, matching bind-offs to cast-ons, bind-offs for lace, stretchy bind-offs... you'll find them all here.


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"This guide makes it possible to find the perfect bind-off for any project & to approach the end of a project with confidence." -Sarah E. White, Editor of About.com Knitting


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Neaten the Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off (Flat Knitting)

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Neaten the Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off (Round Knitting)

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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.


Icelandic Bind-Off

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Jeny’s Surprisingly-Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for 1×1 Rib

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A fairly easy and very stretchy bind-off that is great for 1×1 rib. You will not be disappointed with its stretch or sturdiness. Leaves a visible edge.


Frilled Standard Bind-Off

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Tulips Buttonhole

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Bind-Offs Illustration: 1×1 Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off

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Bind-Offs Illustration: Kitchener Stitch

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Russian Grafting (Blog)

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This is a really easy and fast way to close live stitches, without using a tapestry needle. It just requires a crochet hook and a secret move at the beginning to get things set up right.


2×2 Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off

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This bind-off is a stretchy and invisible way to bind-off for 2×2 rib. It is not easy to remember but it is worth doing.


Neaten the Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off (Flat Knitting)

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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.

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 (Round Knitting)

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Neaten the Last Stitch of Your Bind-Off (Round Knitting)
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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.



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