Three Needle Bind OffBack to Search
|Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007|
Have you ever had two sets of stitches, for example at the shoulder of a sweater, that you wanted to bind off and attach together at the same time? Personally, I hate sewing seams, so I use the three needle bind-off whenever I can to attach two groups of stitches without having to pick up a tapestry needle. I've even been known to use the three needle bind-off to attach the last stitches at the toe of a sock. Almost all you need for the three needle bind-off is an equal number of stitches on each of two needles, and the desire to attach them to each other. The last necessity is a third needle of the same size as the pair that you're using for your knitting. It doesn't matter if it's straight or circular, or even a double point, as long as you're not binding off more stitches than will fit on the length of the needle.
At the end of your knit, drop both stitches off the left hand needles, just like you usually would at the end of your knit stitch (except you'd usually only drop one).
Repeat this process once, so you have two stitches on the needle
Repeat until you have only one stitch left, then cut your yarn, pass it through the last stitch and pull tight. Turn your work back right side out and admire the neat seam you just made.
Posted by Jimmy (Laura) of Jimmy Beans Wool
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