Sunday, February 22, 2009

DIY Sunday - Knitting Bind-Off

In the past two weeks, DIY Sunday has focused on beginning knitting lessons, in the hope that I can spread my knitting addiction to the world. If you've been following along, you might have a piece of knitted fabric. If not, click here for the previous two lessons - how to cast on, and how to knit.

When you're finished with your knitting, you must be able to tie off the stitches so they don't fall apart. That's called binding off. In knitting instructions it will say something like: "Bind off." This would indicate that you bind off ALL your stitches.

Sometimes you bind off when you're not completely finished, but you are going to make your knit fabric narrower. Then the instructions will tell you how many stitches to bind off. It will say something like: "bind off 4" or BO 4. (Ha ha. BO. I am a 7 year old boy.)

Unfortunately, I cound not find a demonstration video with our wonderful British knitting instructor. This one's pretty good, but she doesn't say "anti-clockwise."

Next week: How to knit a scarf.

Note: Posts may be a little scanty this week due to the intrusion of the real world. But have no fear. We will return bigger, better, faster, stronger and greener than before.

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