What All The Bind-Offs Look Like: A Bind-Off Extravaganza

Context is everything! When you see all the bind-offs together, you can get a complete idea of what is there, how you can use them, and how they fit together. Enjoy! All bind-offs are detailed in the upcoming ebook, I Love Bind-Offs.


FANCY
Decorative Bind-Offs Sampler


EASY
Standard Bind-Offs Sampler

And the
colors!


STRETCHY
Ribbed Bind-Offs Sampler (1x1 Rib)

Don’t forget
2×2 rib…


SEAMING
Seaming Bind-Offs Sampler

But wait!
There’s more…


Round Two…. ! Aw yeah:


SEED ST
Seed-Stitch Bind-Offs Sampler


2-COLOR
2-Color Bind-Offs Sampler


2×2 RIB
2x2 Rib Bind-Off Sampler


LACE
Lace Bind-Offs Sampler

Now you know what all the best bind-offs in the world look like.
But to use them correctly, you’ll need to know whether they are…

icon-beginnericon-easyicon-intermediateicon-advanced
icon-slowicon-fast
icon-firmicon-stretchyicon-v-stretchy
icon-invisibleicon-laceicon-decorative
icon-matchingicon-sewnicon-recommended

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Therefore, each bind-off in the upcoming course comes with big icons so you can quickly pick the right bind-off, even if you’ve never done it before.

I’m so excited to teach you all these bind-offs!
“I Love Bind-Offs” — coming this Saturday

I Love Bind-Offs Ebook Cover

Where you learn 45 perfect bind-offs for your knitting projects.

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“Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could __________.”

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204 Responses to What All The Bind-Offs Look Like: A Bind-Off Extravaganza

  1. Margaret says:

    If I could have a “go-to” reference book with easy to find, clear instructions. And your book is on my wish list for my upcoming birthday at the end of this month.
    Those clear photos of bind offs look amazing! :)

  2. Pat Rand says:

    know which bind-off to use and see how they are done rather then just read instructions because sometimes the instructions are totally confusing and I just give up.Pat rand

  3. Marjorie says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could have Liat sitting next to me to help me figure out which bind off is best for my project and how to do it!”

  4. CeltChick says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could figure out a) which bind off to use, and b) loosen it up! BTW, I was reading the Loopy Ewe blog and came across your sister’s myofascial stretches for knitters — terrific stuff! Hope you don’t mind but I’ve copied that post (credited to you of course) into my own little handbook of “useful things to know”, and will link to your post from my blog if that’s ok. And I’ll be telling folks to read the comments too — lots of good ideas there, you just seem to bring them out of your readers. Thanks!

    • Liat Gat says:

      Hey, of course it’s okay! Every time you share my posts it’s so helpful to me. And I agree, the comments are very helpful. My sister is subscribed to the comments on that post, so she sometimes answers people’s questions too.

  5. Elly Bockley says:

    Can’t wait till Saturday. What a great reference! I make a lot of socks and am not in love with my bind-offs. Can’t wait to try different ones!

  6. Sherri H says:

    Binding off would be more exciting if I could pick one to match the pattern and garment.

  7. Jayne says:

    …know that the beginning and end of my work would have a similar and attractive appearance!

  8. Jean Johnson says:

    end a project that looks really good, which thanks to you Liat just very well could be possible. You are one remarkable person. Do you ever sit without needles in your hands?

  9. Susan says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could remember how to do them all!

  10. Penny Reese says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could __________.” … actually finish a project more often and figure out which BO to usee.

  11. Denise says:

    Binding off would be more exciting and satisfying if I had more than two choices! I’m looking forward to your book Liat! Oh the possibilities I’ll have now!!!

  12. Kristi says:

    … be sure that it wasn’t going to end up being too tight or too loose.

  13. Stephanie says:

    ….if I could pick the right one with confidence. Your instructions always make it easier to execute the stitches, but knowing the best choice would make binding off pretty darn exciting!

    • Deb says:

      I agree… also having some recommendations for the use/ and the gauge/yarn weight that it works the best with would be super helpful. looking forward to seeing your latest release.
      Also the best pairings… case on/bind offs that would well together.

  14. Cathy says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could figure out what the designer had used. Wish they told you instead of just saying bind off.

  15. Knitshark says:

    … if I could envision what it is going to look like before I do it. The photos are fabulous and I hope you’ll make this available as a ebook or other kind of handy reference in addition to the course!

    • Liat Gat says:

      Of course! The course comes with a PDF ebook that you can download that has the photos and the videos, just like all the other courses.

      And, thanks to people’s creative comments on here, I might look into doing some sort of laminated hard-copy thing that people could carry around. Wouldn’t that be cool?

      • Deb says:

        Love that idea!
        A go – to cheat/idea sheet to clip to my yarn bag would be fab!

      • Cynthia Crowe says:

        Yes, a hard copy book would be great. Even though I do love the videos. You are a great teacher. I would love for the bind offs to look comparable to the cast on. Thanks for sharing all your hard work with us.

  16. D.M. says:

    Thank you so very much for taking your time and effort to make our knitting so much better!!! I have learned so much!!!

  17. Raphaela says:

    I used the Icelandic bind off for a seamless top down cardigan yesterday. It made all the difference. Perfect finished look! Can’t wait to have access to all of the bind off techniques. Thank you so much for doing all that work!!

  18. RedfordPhyl says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could have a handy, easy reference guide to pick the perfect bind-off every time.”

  19. Woolyalto says:

    …if this “Book of Knowledge” was in my bag of tricks! Now it will be! And I’ll recommend it to every one of my Finishing-Class knitting students.
    Thanks, Liat.!

  20. Vicki says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could have a bind off that matched my cast on edge, was not too tight (I usually use a larger needle when binding off as I do when casting on) and was relatively easy and efficient to do. Thanks for all your research into this topic and I can’t wait for Saturday!

  21. Linda says:

    Binding off would be so much more exciting if I could remember which bind-off to use where.

  22. Gina says:

    Easily figure out which one would match the cast on I used and what situations to use them–for example, this bind off is used for lace because it’s super stretchy). The pictures you have are awesome! Also, pictures for the steps of the instructions, because like others have said, seeing it helps to understand the text many times.
    Thank you for asking our issues.

  23. Jennifer says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could seam without frustration! I have a wonderful bag with Noro Hisuji but it sits because I truly hate seaming. I can’t do it well so I want a technique that will be easier than mattress stitch!

    • Pauline A Stevens says:

      Me too, seaming is my problem also!
      I hate the feel of the edging when I wear the finished project.

    • Liat Gat says:

      I think you will really like Russian Grafting. All the seaming techniques in this book are done while the project is still on the needles, so instead of binding off and then seaming with mattress stitch, you can just do it all in one go. :)

  24. Annette says:

    Looks great…but I really need something I can keep with my at my chair..I need a BOOK!!!

  25. Moni Spicker says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I knew a variety of them and which one to use when. I did not know there were so many and I have been frustrated at times with how unelastic the standard bind off is. Looking forward to getting this book!

  26. Carol says:

    …if I knew exactly which bind of I needed and why.

    • Chelsea says:

      I agree with Carol. I know there is going to be a better bind off that I should be using I just dont know enough to choose the right one. This should help a tone.

  27. Kat says:

    I’m always looking for a stretchy bind-off for my socks. I need something to stretch over my calves yet not allow the socks to fall down……your many bind-offs gives me many many options….thanks so much for them and all your hard work. (although I bet it was fun to do)

  28. Lisa says:

    Binding off would be so much easier…i read through all the comments and just want to say uh huh…yep…that’s right….
    Thank You Liat for your Exubirant teaching spirit! I don’t have the time, patience or knowledge so Thank You for sharing Yours :)

  29. Jody says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could become Liat for a day! But realistically…..

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could have easy to follow directions close at hand.

  30. Donna says:

    I would know just what bind-off to use, instead of using the same one all the time. Your bind-off all look fantastic. Thank you for showing all these bind-offs.

  31. stephanie says:

    brilliant work! you are amazing! my only critique would be on the pics the red yarn sample is sort of hard to see at times …just not as clear as the other sample colors.
    bravo to you and score for all your fans!

  32. Marianne says:

    I knew which bind off method would look best with my projects. Would love to have a go to with directions that are better explained than what I have now! Tired of using the same one over and over again!! Love the pictures and hoping there will be more info to come!!

  33. ali says:

    I want a bind off that’s attractive and sturdy. And stretchy when necessary and doesn’t look like a lumpy mess.

  34. Jennifer Wollesen says:

    If only I can remember them! I keep going back to the K1, K1, Pass stitch over. I’ve downloaded your app on my ibook so maybe i’ll remember to look there. Thanks so much for all you do.

  35. Teckla Buller says:

    Matching bind off to the project more appropriately.
    I already know that using the correct cast on makes a lot of difference, so learning to choose the correct bind off is really going to help improve my knitting. Thanks so much for all of your help!

  36. Patricia says:

    “if I could understand how each one works and how stretchy they are.”

  37. Victoria says:

    … if I knew which bind off would work best with good instructions and pictures (as I am a visual learner) for the garment and fiber I am working with . Liat I am so excited about your new class (ebook). I have just about all of your ebooks or classes and refer to them often. What a nice companion to go with the cast-on ebook. Thanks for all you do to help the knitting community.

  38. Kati says:

    If I could bind off neatly, tidy, efficiently, properly, appropriately according to the project being completed.

  39. Cat says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting with a handy, easy to understand and follow, tip-ridden, everything I ever wanted to know, all in one place, reference guide presented with lovely manicured hands show me the way to finish my projects perfectly!

  40. Robin says:

    If I could pick the proper bind off to finish my project

  41. Helen Morrisey says:

    Binding Off would be so much easier & more fun & nicer to look at if I could pick out the correct bind-off for the various types of stitches/pattern used.I have found your videos excellent.

  42. Julie says:

    Binding off would be so much more exciting if I could knit faster and do it more often. I do enjoy binding off and I’ll like to try more of them.

  43. Becky says:

    If I knew the bind off was going put the final perfect touch to my creation.

  44. Iris Stewart says:

    You are a wonderful teacher. Thanks for all the help ou give. Is there any chance for a hard copy???

    • Liat Gat says:

      Iris, a lot of readers have suggested it, so I’m going to look into it. I’ll see if I can create a hard-copy reference at a reasonable price for you all.

  45. Cheryl says:

    See how it is done, why it is done and when to use that particular type of bind off. when it say bind off in knit, we’ll what way is that?

  46. Joan Trautwein says:

    …if I could have a little handy reference in my knitting bag. I intend to make a hard copy of the specific bind-off for the project. If I use it often enough, I’ll remember it and won’t need “cheat sheets”. I’ll need the hard copy because I am not attached to a computer at all times.

  47. vicki says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could….get the yarn to also clean the house at the same time!

  48. Unbelievable…..I did not even know that so many bind off’s exist. When I can dedicate more time for my projects, this book would be helpful. You rock Liat! I watch all your little demos and they are all clear and useful.

  49. Jan says:

    I’m finishing a cardigan and need the book NOW! How long before it’s available?

  50. Tom Kennedy says:

    Can’t wait. After fighting through Kitchener on an in line 2×2 italian tubular cast off I longed for your clear instruction!

    • Liat Gat says:

      Tom, you are going to LOVE what I’ve put together for you.

      The Kitchener and Kitchener 2×2 rib cast-off tutorials are very thorough and at the same time not so detailed that you forget where you are and wonder if it’s ever going to end.

  51. It would be so much better if I had more choices, could match my bind-off to my cast-on and had a sense of what was best for what–it is so disheartening to get to the end of a project and end up with a so-so bind-off. I’m really looking forward to this new e-book!

  52. Dianna says:

    I love the way you have presented the bind-offs. I always use the same bind-off but now that I know there are others, I might try them. Thanks

  53. Bear Aase-Remedios says:

    Make it match the cast on, even in weird stitch patterns!

  54. Betty says:

    see what the bind off is suppose to look like and have the options of doing it or changing to another bind off.
    Your instructions for knitting a wonderful reference.

  55. Ardis Wolery says:

    I to would love a hard copy as I don’t knit in front of my computer but have my tecniqes near my chair and I would love to use your bind offs on my knitting. Thanks for all the hard work you have put into this new ebook.

  56. amberly says:

    “…memorize a choice few so I had an arsenal of a decorative, a stretchy, a matching, and a fast bind off!!”

  57. Cynthia Durham says:

    … If I could have the right bind off for the project, one that would match the cast on and give my project the finished look I crave but rarely succeed in creating. A cast off I would be proud to end my project with and I could say “My, doesn’t that look delightful!” My collection of ‘Holy shit, I need to know this!’ references shall not be complete without this!

  58. Madeleine Hanlon says:

    know which one would be the best for the different projects and if I had your book ^_^ I have been knitting since I was 7 now 67 and didn’t know that there were so many that I hadn’t heard of before….

  59. cablelizard says:

    I am sooooooo excited to see what’s in store on Saturday!!!!! Love it knowing that there is something we can watch and will have answers all in one place.
    Liz

  60. Mary Lee says:

    Very handy quick visual reference. Thanks.

  61. Sandy Peterson says:

    If U were here to help me learn all of these! So great! And as a person who has been knitting just over a year, U have such helpful things to teach all of us! Thank You!!!

  62. Sheila says:

    Binding off would be so much easier if you lived next door and would do it for me!

  63. Annet says:

    What else is there to be said!!
    Very good job!!

  64. Tove says:

    … if I could find a site to download more TIME to knit other things than my most important items: the knitted breast prostheses, which we give away free to mastectomy patients. But I’m so thankful for all the information, I get here and saving them carefully.

  65. Anne Stevenson says:

    …if I were doing it while surrounded by palm trees and the ocean, with beach service provided, a big hat, fluffy clothes that blow in the gentle breeze…and, yes, the book/

  66. Natalie Ford says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could remember all of these bind-offs / cast-offs or perhaps had an iPhone app to remind me of them all!

  67. Anja says:

    I think you deserve whatever success comes your way

  68. Sarah Lewis says:

    If I didn’t unpick it several times because it’s too tight, and THEN still have to sew the blessed thing together before I can wear it!!

  69. Lori Jones says:

    IF i only knew which bind off to use with my project!

  70. Anita/Idaho says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could have a copy of Liat’s new Bind Off ebook.

  71. Anja says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could… NO, no if’s or but’s about it – Binding off IS now so much easier/more fun/more exciting … thank you :-)

  72. Kathy says:

    I had Liat’s bind off book! Can’t wait so see it, get it, use it! Thank you for putting this book together :)

  73. Barbara LeBlanc says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could access Liat’s ebook on my cellphone or IPad to have the instructions for whatever binding I choose right at my fingertips no matter where I am knitting at the present time.” I wouldn’t have to worry about remembering because the instructions would be right there.

    • Liat Gat says:

      I think you’re going to love looking at this ebook on your iPad. You can make a link on your home screen right to it. The navigation is really fast and easy.

      I was checking it on my iPad the whole time I was putting it together, and it’s really easy to use.

  74. Chris Mills says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I had an encyclopedia of bind offs. Hey, wait, silly me! I do have a reference book i can refer to an it publishes on Saturday, March 8th. Yeah! Woot woot!

  75. Pam says:

    if some onelse would do it but seriously I have tried a couple of these bind-offs and they have been fantastic.

  76. Barbara says:

    If I could figure out which one to use.

  77. Michele says:

    plug into a algorithm like: {sock, ribbed}, or {scarf, type of cast on used} or {sweater, hem} and then pick.

    • Liat Gat says:

      Oooh, I think that might be possible (easily, in fact) on the new site I’m building.

      You’ll already to be able to click on any of the icons and see all the bind-offs with that same icon (all stretchy, all easy, etc). I should do the same thing for certain projects!

      Thanks so much for your suggestion.

  78. julie says:

    ….if i could have a hard copy…..a book…and make one for the cast-ons too…..with yoyr great pictures and text….
    julie

  79. Vicki says:

    I’ve got a simple open stitch garment in the works (yo s1 k1 paso, all rows identical. Am I covered for an in pattern bind off with those yarn overs in your book?

  80. Cheryl Sneed says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could _have this reference book, one easy reference to find all the different bind-offs._________.”

  81. Martha Johnson says:

    I would love for my bind offs to be as neat as my knitting. It is the one part of knitting I would like to hide!

  82. Linda says:

    I totally agree with Marjorie and others below her comment…having Liat Gat sitting next to me and helping! ha

  83. CatherineS says:

    I was so glad to see the Matching CO icon! It’s the answer to my question from yesterday’s post. Any chance you’ll be putting this video guide into a standard ebook format or hard copy? I’d appreciate it if someone could tell me if there’s a way I can download it onto my iPad — I don’t always have wireless access when I take my knitting along. Needless to say, I can’t wait for your guide to come out on Saturday!

    • Liat Gat says:

      Catherine, yes, I’ve filled the course with matching cast-ons where they exist.

      The course comes with the PDF ebook as well (although it doesn’t include all the step-by-step graphics – the PDF would just be way too large) – it includes the icons and photos of each bind off, the text about each bind-off, and the videos.

      We are working on building an app so you can have offline access on your iPad. It’s something that everyone wants very much and I am determined to make it happen.

  84. Judy says:

    My bind offs would be so much easier if I had a reference that allowed me to pick
    the perfect one for my project and my abilities. Looking forward to the reference book!!!

  85. Dixie H. says:

    —-so looking forward to your bind-off book. Can paper copies be made? I understand from others’ comments that you have more books; how can one get them?

    REALLY like your videos – have forwarded them to my grandson who “makes stitches” since that is a more “manly” endeavor. Keep up the wonderful/good work!!

  86. Carolyn Rowe says:

    Amazing – the difference.

  87. Dianne says:

    Absolutely brilliant!

  88. Becky says:

    Whip them up just like Liat!

  89. Lynda says:

    Convenient, brilliant, and thorough! Thanks so much.

  90. Lisa says:

    If I always knew which bind-off matched the cast-on I had used- and remember which side the prettier side of the bind-off was going to face.

  91. Bluetoespinner says:

    …if I could carry the bind-off video with me on my Kindle/iPad.

    Can’t wait for the video release on Saturday!!!

    • Liat Gat says:

      Working on it! You can definitely use the entire course on your iPad if you are connected to the internet. I made certain that it was easy and pleasant to do so. :)

  92. Elaine says:

    I’d like to know which one looks best on the specific yarn and project that I’m using. Also, knowing the pros and cons of each bind off or cast on is useful. A pros and cons chart would be invaluable.

  93. Diane says:

    If I could have a variety of ways to BO…..Look forward to a Bind off book…
    Thanks :) I’m new to this sight…

  94. Teresa Caylor says:

    Would be a lot easier to have a quick reference on different types of bind offs to refer to along with what looks good as well

  95. Emma says:

    …..if I had you by my side guiding me. :)

  96. Jeri says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could read the exact bind-off stated in a pattern.

  97. Marjorie says:

    Bind off would be so much more fun, If I had the next best thing to having you at my side which is impossible. but to have a reference at my finger tips is a great.
    Thank you.

  98. Adriana says:

    .. could be familiar with at least an half of those bind-offs..
    .. could decide which one of those is the best for my project..
    .. could handle also the most challenging bind offs ..
    .. could have this great book!

  99. Dorothy Hunter-Talbot says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could know which one to use to give that WOW finish look to my work.

    Really looking forward to your book :-)

  100. Bonnie M says:

    Binding off would be so much fun and would cause so much less stress if Liat was my best friend and we lived next door to each other and I could help her with all her projects. However, since all I have is my cyber-friendship, a go-to, user friendly reference (with big colorful pictures) would be wonderful. Thanks again, Liat! ❤️

  101. Peggy says:

    . . .If I could access pictures and instructions on how to do a variety of bind-offs with tips on figure out which ones are the best for my project. Oh wait! I will be able to do that because of the wonderful Liat!!! Thank you!!!!

  102. Melissa M says:

    Binding off would be so much more fun if I could keep it from ruining the rest of the project ;)

  103. Diane Battaglia says:

    It would be so much more fun if I had all the different possibilities pictured in front of me so I could be like a kid in the candy store and pick out which one I wanted!

  104. mary malette says:

    What do you recommend for a bind off for toe up socks? I have been using a technique where every other stitch is held on a separate needle. Both needles are held parallel to each other and you use a tapestry needle to weave the stitches ‘off’. I don’t know what it’s called but am wondering if it will be included. Thank you.

    • Liat Gat says:

      Mary, the bind-off that you’re talking about is the Tubular bind-off, and it’s definitely included. I’m a big fan of that technique.

      If you don’t want to do something so labor-intensive, I recommend Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off for toe-up socks. It’s fast and stretchy and keeps its shape nicely. I also give other options in my course as well.

  105. Carlene says:

    Can’t wait for e-book. I have tablet, but really prefer a hard copy if given choice.

  106. Diana Hirsch says:

    … actually finish a project and use a bind off.

  107. Vicki Hermann says:

    If I had a DVD that was interactive by type of bind-off. Then I would have pause options. And could rewind easier.

  108. Doreen says:

    I have been wanting to use these very bind offs. I’m looking forward to your book!

  109. Janie says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could remember which one I should do for the project I’m doing.”

  110. Rebecca says:

    I have problems with my bind offs being too tight. I frequently rip out the bid off and re-knit it. I use a larger needle than suggested. The picot & suspended BO is better but not good. Surely with all these choices, I can find one that works for me.

  111. Elaine says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could figure out the best bind-off necessary for use in the pattern (loose, edged, etc.) all in one place without having to wade through other knitting information. Just tell me what I need!!

    • Liat Gat says:

      Elaine, I think the icons will really help you find the info you want quickly. There’s more written information and tips about the bind-offs, but each one starts off with big icons so you can scan quickly and find what you’re looking for.

  112. Sue says:

    I enjoy anything you do — It is always useful and clear to follow and understand. Thank you !!

  113. Janet R says:

    … if I could… remember the ones I need for the project I’m on OR have a book full of all the possible bind-offs! The download will be a HUGE resource, but I’d LOVE to have a book that I could leaf through and decide on my bind-offs!

    What would it take to get a book printed?

    • Liat Gat says:

      Janet, I’m not sure but I’m definitely going to look into it now that so many people have suggested it. I’ll ask my book publisher and see what she says.

  114. Jackie says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could __________.”
    Have my finished bind off be appropriate to the knitted item I have spent so many hours knitting with love and care. Your instructions and all the options you provided meet all of those. Thank you

  115. Kim Borsgard says:

    memorize them and know which one to use for each design/project.

  116. Christi says:

    Binding off would be so much more fun if it didn’t look poopy when finished. Hope I can write that. ” sigh”

  117. Susanna says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I didn’t have to Google “bindoffs” just to find the right one for my project… Oh! That’s what you’re giving us, so binding off is all of those things now. There’s nothing worse than knitting a project forever and then having a too-loose, too-tight bindoff. Thanks Liat!

  118. joann says:

    … if I knew what it would look like before I start – which I will be able to once I can get my hands on your new bind-off book. Finding you online has been the best thing to happen to my knitting, and my enjoyment of it, since I picked up a pair of needles.

  119. Donna says:

    If…… Someone else would bind-off my projects.

  120. Milda Stechyshyn says:

    Looking forward to having such a fabulous reference for different types of bind-offs. I agree with many of the other comments that a hard copy of the book would be ideal, but even the ebook is highly appreciated.

  121. Geri says:

    I could knit faster to make enough items to use all the exciting bind offs that I will learn when I get your book.

  122. Sally Facer says:

    I’m a very visual person & your video’s are awesome! Do you have plans to do the same thing with cast on’s? I sure hope so.

  123. Kay Johnson says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could just have Liat in the co-pilot seat. Besides, having a cup of tea with her would just be the BEST!!!

  124. Ellen says:

    I’m new to the site and this looks great. If this is a sample of what I’m going to see, I’m excited. Thanks for doing all this work for us.

    • Liat Gat says:

      Welcome, Ellen, I’m glad you commented! I have made it my life’s work to get knitters like you the very best, most concise, clear, and helpful instruction on how to do knitting techniques, so that you can knit with enjoyment and confidence.

      If I help you improve your knitting, and your enjoyment of it, then our site is a success. Please feel free to comment any time and let me know how it’s going and how I can help.

  125. Linda says:

    . . .if I knew which was best suited to my project.

  126. Shelley says:

    if my bind offs matched my cast ons.

  127. Carole says:

    I could be consistent with my bind off tension. Not too tight and not too loose.

  128. Jan Dregalla says:

    Know which BO to use for which purpose. I know several BOs but am not sure when to use them or on which type yarns.

  129. Sharon G says:

    if I knew more about them & could remember what I’ve learned! LOL Great photos!

  130. Lois Wiley says:

    If I could figure out what to put the purple edging on. I think it is beautiful. Also agree with all who would like you by my side to advise. You are the best!

  131. Pat says:

    Would be better if I could switch it up by learning some new techniques. I could match things to my projects better. I am looking forward to your book so that
    I can find some new ideas!!! Hurry up Saturday!!!

  132. Jennifer says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could not be so terrified of dropping stitches off of slippery needles and not knowing how to correct the mistake.”

  133. Ruth says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if this crucial finishing touch reflected the hours of work and attention to detail that the rest of the item shows instead of looking like an after thought. Whether it’s my work or someone else’s, after the initial glance at the entire project, my eyes go directly to the bind off. (like a quality control check!) Simply put… it makes it, or breaks it!
    Thank you, Liat, for sharing all of your hard earned knowledge with the rest of us. Soooo appreciate your thorough, easy to understand, and always FUN tutorials! This one will be no exception!

  134. laura says:

    if i could have a video encyclopaedia at my fingers tips as i struggle to follow written instructions :-)

  135. Maria says:

    Very usefull :) Thanks

  136. Ellen says:

    Liat,
    If you make a laminated “to go” version of the bind-offs, please put the pages on openable rings, so we can take only the page(s) we need with us, if we decide on the bind-off ahead of time.
    Thanks!

  137. Rachel says:

    “Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could find a bind-off that matches my cast-on.” A reference list with matching bind-offs and cast-ons is my dream (I am looking at YOU, channel island cast on!!) Is this what others mean when they say they want a bind-off that matches their project? If so, add my request to that long list! And as always Liat, thank you for all you do!

  138. kittyk says:

    I love the idea of matching a bind off to add to Or enhance the look of the garment or blend in, but not knowing what options might look like prevents me from experimenting. Redoing a bind off when it’s too tight is frustrating. As a visual learner, seeing the look of various bind offs in one place would help me choose. Step by step videos really help (why I often use Jenny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off often).

  139. Pat says:

    . . . . see what is available and make a good choice without –searching the internet — not be disappointed in the finish – – -ripping out and starting another bind-off !! You are definitely my ‘go-to’ expert !!

  140. Louise Murphy says:

    If I had a good reference book with step by step pictures as I am a visual learner

  141. Connie Ripstra says:

    Make it look like it’s part of the item I’m binding off instead of something completely different.

  142. Rita says:

    Is it possible to get a printed (rather than ecopy) version of this?

    I love your work, but my computer is so slow that downloading is a pain.
    Thanks

  143. Barb B says:

    …I had a quick and easy guide at my fingertips. Oh Look! You’ve done that!

  144. vera moore says:

    Hello. Will your book be available on kindle since it is an e_book. Looking forward to your reply.

    • Liat Gat says:

      Hi Vera,

      Thank you for your interest!

      Right now it’s not available on Kindle, since it is filled with videos. I will try to make a way to put in on Kindle. I will send out an email when I have done it. It will be in the future, though.

  145. Jane says:

    get your ebook already, ’cause I know it’s going to have more than I will ever need and I’ll be able to understand it.

  146. suzyarn says:

    … if I had better choices. That’s it simply put. I’m excited to see your compilation of choices for my projects!

  147. Ann Holmes says:

    I have been knitting for a long time (over 50 years), but you are encouraging me to become more skilled. Thank you for your excellent tutorials. Sometimes the sound is very soft and I can’t quite hear it. I love your idea to actually knit all those cast on and bind offs. Your web site is the best! I am passing it on to my knitting buddies.

  148. Paula says:

    If I could match my bind off to my project
    If I could have the awesome book to increase my knitting arsenal

  149. Peggy says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if
    (a) I could do it faster without getting it too tight
    (b) I knew which one to use for what
    (c) I kne which one to use when I’ve VERY LITTLE yarn left!

  150. Ingrid Wirsche says:

    I probably don’t understand….but as I view some of the “invisible bind offs” I wonder how they would work in the round. It seems like the tubular and kitchener would close up the end…..sorry I’m just struggling to visualize. Can you help?

  151. Angie Daggett says:

    Binding off would be so much easier/more fun/more exciting if I could see clearly. alot of the times the picture in the patterns are really helpful..

  152. Laurie Hossley says:

    I would like your book.

  153. Ann says:

    Binding off would be so much easier if I knew how much yarn to save to bind off. I recently finished a shawl and I wanted to use all the yarn. I started the bind off when I had about 9 yards of yarn left ( using 2 strands of lace on size 8 us 5mm needles and probably 360 stitches. bottom edge about 108 inches) I decided 9 yards wasn’t going to be enough so I tinked back a row and had 18 yards for the picot bind off. I ran out of one skein just past the half way mark so I added a fingerling yarn in a color as close as I had to finish then I ran out of the 2nd skein about 6 inches from the end. Is there any chart that says for a particular binding you need x number yards of yarn for bind off for x number of inches of knitting?

  154. Liat Gat says:

    Hi Ann,

    I don’t know of any chart that tells you how much yarn you need. I would estimate twice the amount needed to knit one row of the shawl (on the long edge right before binding off, that is).

    I hope this helps!

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