The most ubiquitous way to finish a piece, this creates a firm, non-stretchy edge. Be sure to bind off loosely (don’t snug up your stitches too much as you work, and in fact leave a little more yarn in each stitch than you think necessary) so that the edge doesn’t pull in. If your edge is narrower than the work, you will need to pull the bind off out and start again.

Good for: shoulders or other places where structure and stability are required. 

If you are not sure which bind off to use for a project, use this one.

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This bind off is used in the following patterns:

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