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binding off

Posted by salling (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 11, 07 at 20:56

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.

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RE: binding off

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.

RE: binding off

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.

RE: binding off

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.

RE: binding off

Thank you for your help!

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