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Video: Double-Stitch Bind-Off

If you have a solid color fabric and you want to finish it with a two-colored bind-off, this is the right choice.

It’s basically the One-Over-Two Bind-Off prepared on the wrong side row and done with alternating colors.


  1. Hold the CC in your hand. Leave a 6-in. tail hanging down for weaving in later.
  2. P1 with CC.
  3. Tension both yarns in your hand for Fair-Isle knitting.
  4. P next st with MC.
  5. P next st with CC.
  6. Continue purling in alternating colors across row.
  7. Turn work.
  8. Hold a large needle in your R hand (3-4 sizes bigger than you were using before).
  9. K1 with same color yarn as stitch.
  10. K next st with same color yarn as st.
  11. K next st with same color yarn as st.
  12. Lift 3rd st off over 1st 2 sts on needle.
  13. K next st with same color yarn as st.
  14. Repeat steps 12-13 across.
  15. BO 1.
  16. Cut yarns and pull through last st.

Double-Stitch Bind-Off - Step-by-Step Photo Instructions

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The key to this bind-off is making sure that you use a needle in your right hand that is at least three to four sizes bigger than the one that you used in your knitting. Otherwise your bind off will be way too tight.

This is an advanced bind-off because you have to do a set up row on the wrong side where you alternate the two colors. In other words, Fair-Isle knitting on the purl side, which is an advanced technique (but you can still do it!).

If you haven’t done two-color knitting before, just be patient with yourself.

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