Binding Off

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tealady1954 Paradise [ip] wrote
on Jan 31, 2013 7:09 PM

How do I bind off so that I don't have the extra "big loop" at the end? I used to know how to do this but have forgotten. I know there is a technique to do this. Paradise

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ZassZ wrote
on Feb 1, 2013 3:32 PM

hi tealady,

this reference might be useful.  Hope you can refer to it.  http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2009/11/23/binding-off-advanced-techniques.aspx

 And all the women who were wise of heart spun with their hands, and they kept bringing as yarn the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple, the coccus scarlet material and the fine linen.   Ex. 35:25 

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salmonmac wrote
on Feb 2, 2013 6:20 AM

Yes, nice link for bind offs. You might also try binding off to the last stitch and then cutting the yarn to leave a tail. Instead of threading the tail through the last loop, pull on the last loop until the end of the tail comes through. That leaves a neater final stitch and it's a secure finish. Just weave in the tail as usual.

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ZassZ wrote
on Feb 2, 2013 3:42 PM

hi sal,

that's a good one!

 And all the women who were wise of heart spun with their hands, and they kept bringing as yarn the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple, the coccus scarlet material and the fine linen.   Ex. 35:25 

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tealady1954 wrote
on Feb 3, 2013 6:12 PM

This doesn't really give me a solution to my problem but does give me some ideas for different methods. Thanks!

 

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tealady1954 wrote
on Feb 7, 2013 5:10 PM

The idea of pulling the tail through the last loop is the way I was taught to finish off. I always end up with a big loop of yarn at the end that I have to figure out what to do with, have to figure out how to weave it into the finished work somehow. I once had directions for a way to finish with adding an extra stitch at the end, just before the final stitch but I can't remember the method and apparently I've thrown away the directions in one of my file purges. 

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salmonmac wrote
on Feb 8, 2013 4:32 AM

I don't know how to bind off by adding an extra stitch at the end. That sounds intriguing.

I bind off this way and it eliminates the last loopl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV1opw8RBxc

If that doesn't do it, you can also bind off as usual until there's one stitch on the left needle, slip that stitch to the right needle and pass the previous stitch over as usual to bind off, cut the yarn and thread it through the remaining stitch. This stitch has very little "give" in it because its the stitch from the previous row.\

Maybe this link will help.

http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/12/ordinary-chain-bind-off-part-1-binding.html

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