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Learn to Knit Lesson 4: Binding Off

Through the Learn to Knit series, we have learned how to cast on, the knit stitch (garter stitch), and the purl stitch.  Today, we are going to learn how to bind off (cast off).  After learning this, you will know all of the basics to start your knitting journey!

BO = Bind Off

For your bind off row, it is super easy! Here is a video tutorial, or keep reading for the written directions!

Step 1: Knit two stitches. Insert the top of the left needle into the first stitch on the right needle. Lift the stitch over the last stitch you knit and over the top of the right needle.

Step 2: One stitch remains on the right needle. Knit another stitch. Lift that stitch over the stitch just knit.

Step 3: Continue in this way until one loop remains. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail of 4 or 5 inches and draw the end through the last stitch.

That's  it! Super easy right? You have just learned all of the knitting basics, the steps that you have learned throughout the Learn to Knit series, you will carry with you throughout your knitting projects!