Neat Last Bound Off Stitch in Any Stitch Pattern

Neat Last Bound Off Stitch in Any Stitch Pattern

When we finish binding off stitches, the last stitch often sticks out bringing one side of the edge up. It is not a big deal when we make pieces that will be joined later on. The last stitch will be hidden inside the project after seaming.

But when we make scarves, blankets and other projects with visible edges, that stubborn last stitch becomes quite a nuisance. Of course, we can fix it when we weave in the yarn tail, but that will create an unnecessary bulk at the very corner of the project.

Let’s take a look at a simple solution that tames the last bound off stitch in any stitch pattern without much bulk and without any additional planning or preparation.

All steps described in this tutorial boil down to a simple concept of knitting or purling the last stitch together with the stitch from the row below. This concept works well for all stitch patterns and for all projects. No more last stitches that ruin the look of the bind off edge!


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Would you like to learn more about ways to seam knits?

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

Neat Last Bound Off Stitch in Any Stitch Pattern | 10 rows a day
Neat Last Bound Off Stitch in Any Stitch Pattern | 10 rows a day
Neat Last Bound Off Stitch in Any Stitch Pattern | 10 rows a day