Learn How To Do A Sewn Bind-Off [FREE Knitting Tutorial]

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Text area which says Learn How To Do A Sewn Bind-Off , learnknittingonline.com" followed by hands knitting a blue knitting project being binded of using a needle and a pink yarnIn this Sewn Bind-Off Knitting Tutorial, you will learn how to produce a bind-off that is elastic and has a slightly ridged edge. In fact, this particular bind-off method was a favorite of Elizabeth Zimmerman.

She has also been credited with coming up with this particular technique. Apparently, she created it to mimic the look of the cast-on edge of the Long-Tail Cast On.

It creates a ridge that looks much like a purl row, which does indeed mirror the look of the Long-Tail Cast On. This particular bind-off method is great for edges that are typically subjected to stretching. For instance, it is a great technique for binding off necklines and cuffs.

As the name indicates, you work this bind-off by sewing the tail of your yarn through the stitches on your knitting needle. This makes it easy to control the tension, so you can make your bind-off edge both looser or tighter to suit your project.

Characteristics

  • Elastic, slightly ridged edge

Ideal for

  • Necks
  • Cuffs

Step-by-Step Sewn Bind-Off Knitting Tutorial

Start by measuring out a tail of yarn that is approx. 3 times the width of the knitting you want to bind off.

Sewn Bind Off Tutorial Step 1 : Pink yarn tail draped from left to right on top of the knitting project.

Thread the yarn tail through a blunt tapestry needle. Hold the knitting in your left hand and sew with your right hand. Conversely, if you are left handed you have to do it the opposite way.

Sewn Bind Off Tutorial Step 2 : Pink yarn tail attached to a blue knitting project, threaded to a tapestry needle.

Work from right to left with the right side of knitting project facing you. Again, if you are left-handed, you will have to do this the opposite way.

Sewn Bind Off Tutorial Step 3 : Blue knitting project facing the right side with pink arrows on top of it going from right to left.

Insert the tapestry needle purlwise through the first 2 stitches on the knitting needle and pull the yarn through while leaving the stitches on the knitting needle.

Sewn Bind Off Tutorial Step 4 : Tapestry needle inserted in the first two stitches of the knitting project while the pink yarn tail is threaded in it.

Insert the tapestry needle knitwise through the first stitch on the knitting needle and pull the yarn through.

Sewn Bind Off Tutorial Step 5 : Tapestry needle inserted knitwise in the first stitch of the knitting project while the pink yarn tail is threaded in it.

Drop the first stitch off the knitting needle.

Sewn Bind Off Tutorial Step 6 : First stitch of the knitting project dropped off from the knitting needle.

Repeat steps 4 to 6 until you have just 1 stitch left on your knitting needle.

Sewn Bind Off Tutorial Step 7 : Sewn in bind off almost completed with only one remaining stitch on the knitting needle.

Insert the tapestry needle through the last stitch purlwise and drop the stitch from the needle.

Sewn Bind Off Tutorial Step 8 : Sewn in bind off almost completed with the tapestry needle inserted in the one remaining stitch on the knitting needle.

Weave in the end.

Sewn Bind Off Tutorial Step 9: Pink yarn tail being woven in the purl side of the knitting project using the tapestry needle.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for this useful tip. 😊

  2. Looks easy

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