The stitch through stitch bind off method is another one of the easy methods we usually learn early in our knitting adventure. After you have knitted the last row in your pattern, turn the tension dial up at least 3 full numbers. Sometimes 4 works better. Knit 1 row and clip the yarn. The illustrations show the bind off being worked from left to right. It can also be worked from right to left. What is important is that you begin on the side of the bed opposite the yarn tail (you must have that yarn tail available to pull through the last stitch to fasten it)
Bring all working needles all the way forward to position D. Remove the end stitch into the hook of the latch tool
Push the latch tool all the way through the first stitch so that it goes back behind the latch. Take the emptied needle back to position A.
Insert the latch tool through the stitch on the next needle. It helps to pull down on the knitting to open up this stitch.
Making sure that the second stitch is caught securely in the hook of the latch tool, push the second needle back to position A, releasing that stitch into the hook of the latch tool. Now pull the second stitch through the first stitch (the one behind the latch.) Repeat steps 3 and 4 all the way across.
Catch the yarn tail into the hook of the latch tool, then pull it through the last stitch. All stitches are now bound off.
BEGINNER KNITTING TECHNIQUES
Casting On and Knitting Stockinet
Waste Yarn and Ravel Cord
eWrap Cast On
Backstitch Bind Off
Stitch Through Stitch Bind Off
Transfer Tool Practice
Mattress Stitch Seam
Joining On The Machine
Pick Up A Side Edge
Rehang and Join A Sleeve
Rehang and Join Button Bands
Basic Short Row Techniques
This tutorial was copyrighted and uploaded to the original Clearwater Knits website in 1997. It was updated July 15, 2016.