Criss-Cross Bind Off Edging Worked Flat and in the Round

Criss-Cross Bind Off Edging Worked Flat and in the Round

The hardest part of figuring out a bind off edging that would match the beautiful criss-cross cast on border was to turn the usual chain of stitches at the top of the bind off edge into a chain of knots like the ones we see at the very bottom of the criss-cross cast on edging.

Another challenge was to add stitches to the work without disrupting the row of purls at the bottom of the bind off edging.

After quite a few trial and error runs, there came solutions to both these issues, and now I’m more than happy to share with you a bind off that looks very similar to the criss-cross cast on edging. Used in tandem, these two techniques work great for making matching edges on scarves, blankets and cowls.

If you missed a tutorial about the criss-cross cast on border, you will find it here.

In this tutorial, we’ll discuss how we can make a matching bind off edging.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, worked flat and in the round is a part of the Knitting Collection #4. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (351 pages!) with this and 47 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 - www.10rowsaday.com

Criss-Cross Bind Off Edging Worked Flat and in the Round | 10 rows a day
Criss-Cross Bind Off Edging Worked Flat and in the Round | 10 rows a day
Criss-Cross Bind Off Edging Worked Flat and in the Round | 10 rows a day