Double knit tutorial IV: Sewn Bind-Off

Hello!

Here is the final double knit tutorial for your viewing pleasure.  Following on from the last 3, in which you learned how to cast on, work the first row, and work the chart with a slipped stitch edge, today I’ll show you a cast off to match the tubular cast on.

But first, I must make my excuses.

You see, sometimes I have really good ideas.  But in practice, they don’t always work out as perfectly as hoped.

In this case, the first step of the cast off is to work a row on one side of the knitting only, in order to balance the row that will be created with Kitchener stitch.  With the pink yarn, I knit the pink stitches and slipped the grey purl stitches.  This is all as it should be.  Then, I should have broken the pink yarn and with the grey worked the Kitchener stitch cast off.  But I used the pink yarn, thinking it would be more visible and therefore clearer.  In retrospect, I don’t think so.  And I think it makes it confusing, sort of defeating the purpose of knitting the extra pink row.  So, yeah, sorry about that….  What you should do is work an extra row in one color and then bind off in the other color. Also-although I used a larger needle to demonstrate, generally double knitting is knit with a smaller needle, creating a firmer, more tidy fabric.  Mine may look a little, err, unblocked. But rest assured, it will look great when you do it!

Anywho, here it is: Double knit tutorial IV: EastLondonKnit

Knitting tutorial from EastLondonKnit: Tubular bind off

Kitchener stitch with grey yarn instead of pink to make a balanced bind-off.

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As ever, I hope this was helpful and if you have any requests/constructive criticisms, lemme know!

Happy knitting,

R.

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