Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 10

Tutorial: Bind off using the Knitting Needles for Chain Stitches

This blog post shows you with lots of pictures how to bind off your knitting project using your knitting needles to create chain stitches. Therefore you can do the bind off without a crochet hook.

You are looking for a tutorial to use a crochet hook? Check out “Tutorial: Bind Off using your Crochet Hook for Chain Stitches“.

Tools needed:
– Your knitting project ready to bind off

Let’s go.

Step 0: Perparation

Get your knitting project to the point where you are ready to bind off.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 0
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 0

Step 1: Starting Position

Knit one stitch.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 1
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 1

Step 2:

Knit a second stitch.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 2
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 2

Step 3:

Slip first stitch over the second stitch. You bound off one stitch with classic bind off.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 3
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 3

Step 4:

Slip the remaining stitch back to the left hand needle.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 4
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 4

Step 5:

Knit the stitch. As you can see on the picture you worked a chain stitch.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 5
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 5

Step 6:

Slip the stitch back to the left hand needle and knit it again. Two chain stitches are worked. Repeat this step to create as many chain stitches as you need.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 6
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 6

Step 7:

Knit the next stitch from your left hand needle.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 7
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 7

Step 8:

Slip first stitch over the second stitch. This closes the chain stitch “loop”.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 8
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 8

Step 9:

On the image you can see the chain stitch loop. In total 3 stitches of your project are bound off now. Repeat from step 4 until you bound off all your stitches. Bind off stitches the classic way between the loops as often as you like or your pattern requires.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 9
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 9

Step 10:

This image shows: BO 1 st, chain stitch 5, BO 1 st, chain stitch 5.

Chain stitch 5 means: Work 5 chain stitches and close the chain like described in step 7 and step 8.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 10
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 10

Completely Bound Off:

The picture below shows the sample bound off completely. The left side was bound off using the “Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles” as described in this post. The right side used the description from “Tutorial: Bind Off with your Crochet Hook“.

As you can see, both loops look equivalent, therefore choose the technique you prefer.

Crochetlike Bind Off with your Knitting Needles - Step 11
Crochet like Bind Off with your Knitting Needles – Step 11

 

I wish you a lot of fun binding off and enjoying your new shawl. 🙂

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