Double Chain Bind Off Step by Step

Double Chain Bind Off Step by Step

There are several ways to add a double chain to the bind off edge. The method that creates an identical edge to the one formed by the double chain cast on involves an unusual way to purl stitches.

This approach to purling is used in Eastern knitting, and it is a secret trick that makes the double chain bind off a perfect match to the double chain cast on method that is often referred to as the Chinese waitress cast on.

Let’s see how we can form this edge step by step.

If you inspect cast on and bind off edges formed by double chain methods, you will see that they are mirror versions of each other. 

Everything is the same – two chains placed next to each other, the size of stitches in each chain, even the direction of the chains at the cast on and bind off edges is identical – a perfect match.


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Do you prefer to have matching cast on and bind off edges in your projects?

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

Double Chain Bind Off Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Double Chain Bind Off Step by Step | 10 rows a day