How to Cast Off When Knitting

After you’ve completed a knitting project – be it a scarf, gloves, or blanket – it’s so important to make sure that you cast off (aka one end of your knitting) correctly. If you’re a novice knitter, this part can be a little tricky! As part of our GH Stitch Club, we’ll explain the steps to help you learn how to cast off while knitting (and if you need to, take a look at our knitting tutorial for a refresher).

In the video above, we walk you through binding off (sometimes called binding off) step by step to make sure your stitches are closed securely and neatly.

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Step 1: Insert your needle into knitting, then knit your first and second loops.

Step 2: Pull the first stitch over your second stitch. Your first stitch will then be wrapped around your second stitch. Pull your second stitch through so that it sits on its own on your needle.

Professional type: To avoid curling when binding off, be careful not to pull the stitches too tight.

Step 3: Knit your third stitch. Pull your second stitch over your third stitch so that your third stitch is on its own on your needle.

Step 4: Repeat this process until you reach the end of your row.

Step 5: When you get to the end, cut the thread so that only a small tail is left.

Step 6: Pull the tail through the last loop of your needle and pull tight.

Step 7: Using a darning needle, follow the knitting lines and weave the tail in and out of the stitches.

Step 8: Cut off any excess yarn.

Now you can be sure that there will be no untangling!

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