Braided Bind Off – Step by Step

Braided Bind Off

In this tutorial, I want to share with you a bind off that I’ve discovered recently in a Verena knitting magazine. It was used to finish off sleeves of a top-down sweater. The edging looked quite intriguing in the photo, so I made a swatch to test it out.

I’m happy I did because now I know a simple way to make a bind-off edge that is fully reversible, quite stretchy and has a lovely braid on each of its three sides.

Braided Bind Off

This bind off is a version of i-cord bind off, but it is much more elegant and can be made on any needles (not necessarily double-pointed ones).

Let’s see how we can make it.

As you see, the edge looks exactly the same on both sides of the work, with a beautiful braid on top – perfect for necklines, bottom and sleeve edges of a top-down sweater, or any other edges that you decide to decorate.

The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #6. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (370 pages!) with this and 43 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive one e-book and two knitting patterns as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.

Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko -

Braided Bind Off - Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Braided Bind Off - Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Braided Bind Off - Step by Step | 10 rows a day