When starting out as a knitter, the most important step is to bind off. There are two ways to do it, though both are valid: the easy one and the harder one. The easier one is to just start with a long row and then use the wrap method or the back looping method to bind off. The more difficult one is the back looping method.
Both of these methods require a little more experience with knitalong, so do not get too excited just yet. The back looping method requires a separate round of knitting, so you can start this right away. The wrap method does not require any changes to your existing stitches, but does require some memorizing of new patterns.
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Pass the knit stitch over the pass stitch
When you have a turnover, such as when you have completed a needle turn or when you are bound off, your project needs to be worked back to the right side.
The best way to do this is pass the new stitch over the old one. This means that you insert the new needle into the back of the old one and draw up a loop. You then proceed to knewtothize needle and draw up a new loop, passing the old one through it and out of your view.
This is sometimes referred to as re-binding or re-working your bind off.
Why do this? Well, if you don’t do this, then when you untie your work at the end of your project, there will be some little rings of stitches that aren’t connected.
Repeat step 2 until all stitches are bound off
Now, repeat step 2 until all stitches are bound off. This could take a few tries, but eventually you will get the hang of it!
Now that you know how to bind off I, II, and III, let’s talk about some other ways to bind off your knitted piece.
Binder-Off Methods Two through Five
The most common way to bind off is in the top-down fashion. This method uses two separate process: top-down knitting and back-and-forth knitting. Here are some tips for both of these methods:
Top-Down Bind Off (UK) | US/AU/EU/JP/ CA): Start with a provisional cast on, then cast on more stitches in the knitted type of yarn and place them on a needle already containing the necessary amount of yarn. Now begin to knit! The last step is to purl one row and then legally cast into air as you were just wrapping the project around your body.
Tug lightly on the knitting to make sure it is not too tight
When you have finished your first row, it is time to bind off. This means to put the cast-off stitches onto a holder or a piece of waste yarn, and then proceed to hand pick up and knit new stitches across the top of the knitted piece.
This is called grafting or grafting onto another piece of knitting. You can do this once you have learned some different ways to bind off in your left and right hands, because your right hand will always do the grafting.
You will need to make sure that you do not lose your gauge when grafting as there are two new bound-off stitches on each side of the new knitted piece.
Bind off with the regular method
The best way to bind off is to use the knitting method described in this article. This method is called the machine or the quick method, and it means starting a new round of stitches as soon as the current round is complete.
This is called the bound off piece in mind, because it will be joined together into a piece of cloth.
With this piece of cloth, you will wrap your yarn around your needle a few times and pull up a little tension to create a hollow space for your work to sit in. Then, you will hold your yarn at an angle so that only some of the yarn comes over the needle, and you will wrap the length of yarn around the needle again pulling up more tension. You will do this until you have bound off all of your number of stitches.
Try the sliding knot method
When purling a knitted fabric, the best method is to hold your yarn in the same hand, but not over the top of the needle.
When working a purl stitch (or any stitch that requires a looping motion), hold your yarn in your left hand, but not over the needle. With your right hand, create a new puckering circle on the bottom of the yarn and pull it through. Now, with your left hand, draw up the remaining length of yarn and knot it as usual.
Make a knot and slide it to tighten
When you want to begin the next leg of your journey, you need to know how to bind off I. This is called making a knot and slipping it onto I-pips or knitting instructions.
When you do this right, it can make your work look beautiful and give you more space to move while working. Try it out!
There are a couple of ways to make a knot. You can take your cast-on or re-use the tail to make a new bind off. The other way is to use a provisional fermenting method (see below).
Binding off I is similar to untying an unraveled shoelace. First, put the new end onto the needle and then pull the old end through until it is taut.
Knit 2 together until 1 stitch remains
This is the most important trick to being able to bind off I knitting.
The first time you cast on a new size, be careful! It is best to be able to read your work from end to end so this article is very important.
Pass over and tighten knot
When you have finished knitting the first stitch of the row, you should have a second and third stitch on your left needle. The first one should be a faint white circle, the second one a darker white square and the last one a dark brown square.
These stitches form the under layer of your bound off sock. The second and third stitches will need to be wrapped once around your first two fingers, then through the knitted circles, until both sides are joined.
The last stitch should be knitted tight and short to give an open sock shape. If you wrap it well, it will look like there is no end to the leg of the sock!
This is called bind off I and it is what gives your socks shape. To untie your bind off, just back away from the needle and let it slide down until it is at an end.