For finishing your projects, here is the best method for binding off.
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So you’ve finished knitting your project and you're ready to end it off but you don’t really know what to do? It’s time to learn how to bind off. I'm Vickie Howell from DIY’s Knitty Gritty and I'm going to teach you how to bind off, which is also sometimes called casting off. Alright, let's dive on in. the first thing you need to do is knit the first two stitches of the row. Then, you're going to slip your first stitch over the second one and drop it off the needle. You just bound off your first stitch. Then you're going to knit another stitch. Pull the first one over the second one. And that is your second bound of off stitch. You're going to continue in this manner, you will always have one stitch on your right hand needle. You’ll do this 'til the end of the row. And it will end up looking like this. This is your right hand needle, still have that one stitch. So now you need to tie that off. So what you do is you just take the needle out and you’ll have this loop. And you want to take the tail, just cut it off to about 6-8 inches left of tail. And you're going to just take it, and I kind of bring it around through the loop and pull it through so it’s nice and secure. And then it’s time to weave in the ends. You're going to use a tapestry needle. Go to the underside or the non-public side of your work. And if possible, weave it in along the line that’s going to be your seam line. That will just not only hide it, but also give you a little extra security. You're going to weave right in. if there's no seam line, don’t worry about it, it will still be fine. Everything will be okay. It’s just like an extra little thing that I like to do. Okay, so you're going to pull that through. I like to go about 1 ½ inch if possible. And then, I'm going to come back. And you're just going under the purl bumps. Pull it through. You only need one strand of yarn, then you want to pull this. Make sure that you haven't made it bunch up. Snip it off and you're good to go. Now here's just an extra little tip. If you find that you're binding off too tight and your fabric is starting to bunch up, try binding off again only this time using a larger needle. Couldn’t be simpler, that’s all there is to it. Now you know how to end every project.
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