Bind Off

My favorite method of binding off is one that I came up with myself.  It’s rather like a crocheted bind off, and has a variety of uses.

For instance, it pulls out so easily and with so little stress to the stitches that I often bind off in this manner with a piece of smooth waste yarn as a flexible stitch holder.

You can easily bind off loosely using this method.

K2tog-Bind Off
Binding off is the term used for removing stitches from the needle in a finished (non ravelling) manner. There are many different methods of binding off, this is one of my favorites that works well with the Combined Method of Knitting.

K2tog Bind Off

Step 1: Insert right needle into the back loops of the next two sts on the left needle and knit these sts together.

Step 2: Take the stitch you’ve just created and place it back on the needle.

Repeat steps 1 & 2 until the end of the row, then pull the tail through the last loop formed.

Picot Bind Off

Step 1: Insert right needle into the back loops of the next two sts on the left needle and knit these sts together.

Step 2: Take the stitch you’ve just created and place it back on the left needle.

Step 3: Knit this stitch.

Step 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 three times or until a short chain is formed, end with step 2.

Repeat steps 1-4 for each picot.