Learn How To Bind Off

Learn How To Bind Off

I have shown you how to cast on, how to knit a stitch and how to purl stitches, if you still have some questions, you can go to this articles to continue your practice, but if you start to work with your scarf or with a practice pattern and you have finished with your last row, now is time to get those stitches off the needles to have your project complete done. This process is what is called binding off. After all this procedures now is time to you to learn how to bind off. There are several ways to bind off; below you will find the names of the two easiest and the steps to follow.


Standard Binding Off

  • Step 1           After you have finished with your last row hold your working project in your left hand like if you will start the next row.

Standard Binding Off step 1

  • Step 2           Then you will start knitting or purling (depending on what was your next row) the first two stitches.

Standard Binding Off step 2

  • Step 3           Insert the left needle into the first stitch on the right needle.

Standard Binding Off step 3

  • Step 4           Pull the first stitch on the right needle over the second stitch and off the right needle.  Now the second stitch will be the only stitch on your right needle.

Standard Binding Off step 4a                                                            Standard Binding Off step 4b

  • Step 5           Knit or purl your next stitch on your left needle so now you have 2 stitches on your right needle.

Standard Binding Off step 5

  • Step 6           Repeat steps 3 through 5 until you have only one left.


  • Step 7           In you last stitch you will cut the yarn like 3” to 4” inches long; pull this yarn through the last stitch.

Standard Binding Off step 7

  • Step 8           Put your needles at side and pull with your hands a little harder to secure your work.

Standard Binding Off step 8

  • Step 9           Now with your Yarn Needle (also Knowing as Wool Needle) you are going to hide your ending yarn between your scarf or between your pattern.

Standard Binding Off step 9a      Standard Binding Off step 9b   Standard Binding Off step 9c

Purl Two Together Bind-Off


  • Step 1           This has to be from the wrong (purl) side, put your work in your left needle and your empty needle will be in your right hand.

Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 1

  • Step 2           Purl two stitches together.

Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 2a    Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 2b     Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 2c

  • Step 3           You need to transfer the right needle stitch to your left needle.

Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 3a                                 Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 3b

  • Step 4           Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have only one left.


  • Step 5           In you last stitch you will cut the yarn like 3” to 4” inches long; pull this yarn through the last stitch.

Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 5a                                  Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 5b

  • Step 6           Put your needles at side and pull with your hands a little harder to secure your work.

 Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 6

  • Step 7           Now with your Yarn Needle (also Knowing as Wool Needle) you are going to hide your ending yarn between your scarf or between your pattern.

Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 7a        Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 7b          Purl Two Together Bind-Off Step 7c


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