binding off

sallingFebruary 11, 2007

I have been working on an infant sweater and have finished the back. The pattern stated to bind off 26 stiches,place 26 sts on holder for neck, bind off remaining 26 sts. When I do that I don't know how to get to the remaining 26 sts without binding the two sides together without pulling the two sides together.

I hope this makes sense. I would love to finish this project successfully. I am also a beginner.

Thanks so much.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You can either knit across the neck stitches and then place them on the stitch holder, or you can cut the yarn after binding off the first 26 stitches, leaving a tail long enough to weave in, and then place the neck stitches on a stitch holder and then join another piece of yarn to bind off the last 26 stitches. I think I would go with the first way I mentioned.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 12:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I would bind off the first 26 stitches. Cut the yarn leaving a 6-8 inch tail. Put the next 26 stitches on a stitch holder or thread a contrasting piece of yarn through the stitches so they won't unravel. Then take a new piece of yarn and bind off the last 26 stitches, leaving a 6 inch tail at the beginning and end so that you can weave the tails into the sweater when it is done.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 3:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Cutting the yarn after the first 26 stitches and weaving in the tail would make a nicer looking sweater, in my opinion, then just knitting across the neck and then putting the stitches on a holder. That would result in the collar being set right on top of the back. It really would look better and fit better if it's set in a bit.

A bit more work, but a more polished result.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2007 at 10:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you for your help!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2007 at 7:24PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
reading a rowan pattern
I'm new to Rowan patterns and am puzzled from the beginning....
crochet hook size
If you use a bigger hook will the product be bigger?...
looking for Annies Attic Dainty Dress Up Pattern
Does anyone out there have or know where I can get...
Looking For Annie's bed doll crochet Collections
Hi I am interested in collecting Annie's bed doll crochet...
ISO a pattern to knit a Bat Wing sweater.
Hi Everyone, I'm looking for a pattern to knit a Bat...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™