How to Prevent Bind Off Edge From Curling

How to Prevent Bind Off Edge from Curling

The curling of the stockinette stitch is legendary. No matter how well the fabric is blocked, the edges will start curling sooner or later. Unless, of course, we take preventive measures and add a border to the edges of our project.

But what if we don’t want to add a section of ribbing, garter stitch, seed stitch or other “non-curling” stitch pattern to our project? What if we want to finish off the stockinette stitch in our project gracefully and be sure that the edge will stay flat?

Fortunately, it is possible, at least for the bind off edge. All we have to do is use a very interesting bind off method that keeps the edge from curling without changing the look of the fabric.

Here’s how this method works step by step.

If you like the look of the edge formed by this bind off technique, feel free to use this method to finish off projects worked in any stitch pattern. Just make sure to work the last two rows or rounds of the project in stockinette stitch.

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Do you prefer to have matching cast on and bind off edges in your projects?
How to Prevent Bind Off Edge from Curling | 10 rows a day
How to Prevent Bind Off Edge from Curling | 10 rows a day
How to Prevent Bind Off Edge from Curling | 10 rows a day

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
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“Neat Side Edges” Book

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Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko -