Do you have a perfect bind-off for every knitting project?
Or are you settling with one or two so-so techniques? In this comprehensive video guide, I knitted over 200 bind-offs to find the perfect bind-off for every knitting project.
If you’re always using the same two bind-offs, this guide will give you the step-by-step guidance you need to finish your work perfectly – every time.
- how to choose the perfect finish for your project, including which bind-offs are best for ribbing, lace, cables, seed stitch, and seaming.
- how to avoid the frustration of redoing yet another bind-off that’s too tight or too loose
- matching bind-offs for your cast-ons (like my favorite two choices to match the the Chinese Waitress Cast-On)
- a large variety of choices you have for bind-offs – it is those finishing notes which can make or break a project.
- how to make the right choice confidently with Liat by your side giving you her friendly expert advice and tips.
- the most amazing, sturdy buttonhole (not a bind-off, but I just couldn’t resist including it!)
- my new go-to finishing technique for lace (the only bind-off I’ve found that consistently works on all lace projects, and it doesn’t take forever)
- exactly what to do when disaster strikes and you need to undo your bind-off
I Love Bind-Offs Includes
Pictures, step-by-step instructions, video, and animated demos for 45 bind-offs, with my tips on which are the best for your projects..
Everyone should be familiar with at least one of these basic bind-offs (along with the standard).
Included: Standard, Suspended Variation, Decrease, Crochet, Elastic, Icelandic, Braided Rib, EZ Sewn.
You are going to love the wide variety of choices you have for stretchy bind-offs that work great with ribbing.
Included: In-Pattern, Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy, Yarnover, Cable, Tubular, Invisible Ribbed, Latvian.
The easiest way to jazz up a simple project is a decorative bind-off — and you’ve got 10 choices.
Included: K2tog, I-Cord, Edging, Picot Hem, Purled Hem, Frilled Standard, Frilled Decrease, Ruffle, Picot Point 1, Picot Point 2
Seaming doesn’t have to be hard or scary — these bind-offs range from beginner to advanced.
Included: Russian Grafting, Japanese, Zigzag, 3-Needle, 3-Needle I-Cord, Kitchener St, Kitchener for Garter St.
Bind-Offs for Lace
When you bind-off on lace, you MUST have a stretchy bind-off so the edge doesn’t bunch in. I found 3 winners to use in different situations.
Included: Frilled Standard, JSSBO, Picot Chain
Bind-Offs for Garter Stitch
Garter stitch is simple and reversible, but you can ruin it easily with a too-tight bind-off. I’ve found 3 stretchy bind-offs that are perfect for Garter stitch.
Included: Lativan, Icelandic, EZ Sewn
Bind-Offs for Seed Stitch
Seed stitch is basically a knit-one, purl-one rib where the knits and purls switch off on each row. You’ll want your bind-off to match the fabric perfectly and be reversible.
Included: In-Pattern, Cable for Seed St.
The bind-offs on this section use contrasting colors to make a pattern. They’re a little advanced, but I help you every step of the way.
Included: Contrasting Edge, Two-Color, Double-Stitch
Use the sloped bind-off any time your pattern calls for you to bind off a few stitches every row to make a slanted edge. The Sloped Bind-Off smooths out that edge and eliminates the stair-step effect.
Bonus – Buttonhole!
While not technically a bind-off, I had to put this in here. You should know this strong buttonhole with matching cast-on and bind-off edges and uniquely strong sides.
Included: Tulips buttonhole
Tips and Tricks
Truly the finishing touches for your piece.
Included: Neaten the last stitch of your bind-off on flat and round knitting, fix a too-tight bind-off, count how many stitches you’ve bound off, and undo your bind-off stitches
…plus more surprises that you’ll have to buy the course to see!
Ability Level Check
Tips and Tricks
Cable for 1×1 Rib
Cable for 2×2 Rib
Cable for Seed St
In-Pattern for Seed St
JSSBO for 2×2 Rib
Kitchener for Garter St
Picot Point 1
Picot Point 2
What Liat’s Students Have Said
Here is how each of the 45 bind-offs in this guide are formatted:
Frilled Standard Bind-Off: Animated Demo
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