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How to Bind Off

When your knitted piece is finished, binding off closes the stitches so that they do not unravel when taken off the needles.

Always bind off in pattern. If working in stockinette stitch, this means you will bind off by working all knit stitches if a knit row faces you and purling all the stitches if a purl row faces you. If you are working in ribbing, bind off as if you were continuing to rib. Most other pattern stitches can also be followed during the course of binding off.

1. Knit the first two stitches. * Using the tip of the left needle, left the first stich on the right needle up and over the second stitch and drop it off the needle. Knit the next stitch. Repeat from the * until all the stitches have been worked and only one stitch remains on the right needle.

2. Cut the yarn, leaving an 8" end for weaving in. Pull the end of the yarn through the last stitch on the right needle and tug it gently to fasten off the last stitch.

Below: LW4615 Twisted Rib Vest Knitting Pattern

How to Bind Off

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