Stitchopedia Video & Photo Tutorial

When you finish a knit creation you need to bind it off and the Bind Off Knit Wise is the most common way. Most patterns will simply tell you to “bind off” and leave which bind off you use up to you. Here are photos, instructions, and a video to help you learn how to bind off knit wise.

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Video

If you can’t see this video, try watching it on YouTube HERE.

You can also watch a short version on Tangi HERE.

Written instructions with photos

Stitches and Abbreviations:
bo – bind off
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over

If you are left handed, reverse the left and right in this tutorial.

To begin the bind off knit wise, first knit the first two sts loosely.

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Insert the left needle in the farthest st on the right needle.

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Lift that st up and over the other st on the right needle, removing the st from the needle.

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Slide right needle up and give the st on it a bit of a pull so it remains loose.

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Knit next st loosely.

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Insert the left needle in the farthest st on the right needle and lift it up and over the other st and then off the needle.

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Continue in this manner, knitting one st then removing the previous, until all sts are bound off the left needle and there is one last st on the right needle.

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Be sure to bind off loosely so your knitting still has stretch.

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Pull last st up high, cut yarn leaving a 6-8″ tail, and remove needle. Thread the end of the yarn through the loop.

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Give the yarn end a tug to fasten off then weave in end. Below is the bind off knit wise from the front on garter st.

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Here is the bind off knit wise on garter st from the back.

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Below is the bind off knit wise on stockinette st, front and back.

Bind Off Knit Wise Stitchopedia Video & Photo Tutorial by Jessie At Home

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Now that you know how to Bind Off Knit Wise, try using it on one of these.

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