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After posting my How to Cast On tutorial, a few people asked for a similar demonstration of binding off, another of those basic techniques that are sometimes hard to learn from books or remember from one project to the next once you've actually mastered them. I thought I'd wait until I had a project ready to bind off, rather than creating a swatch to work with, mainly because I don't have that kind of time. Anyway, I hope this little how-to helps clear things up.

So, without further ado, here's how to do it. (For anyone who really needs to see the details in action (as I usually do), here's a companion one-minute video.)

Step 1: Knit the First Stitch

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Knit the first stitch on the row as you normally would. We'll call this Stitch 1.
 
786Ayesha2 years ago
I have always wanted to learn knitting and finally started going for classes by paying a thumping amount.I have just done one class and having got home totally forgot as how to do the bind off.Oh this ible is so useful and really appreciate you for posting.If not for this video I have to pay again to learn this.Loads of thanks...Have a nice weekend.
sylviawu5 years ago
thank you soo much!

Sunbanks7 years ago
I never knew it was this easy!
yay!! thank you!! i was trying to figure out how to bind-off from this 1970's knitting magazine, and you were so much clearer!! thanks again!! :D