20 April 2011
Serpentine Short-Round Scarf, finish
This last video shows you how to work a three-needle bind-off. In this example, the bind-off closes the double-knitting. You can also use this bind-off to join two pieces of knitting. And I've even shot it both with knitting needles and with a crochet hook.
For those of you used to knitting straight through both stitches, you'll notice that I knit the stitch on the front needle and purl the stitch on the back needle. This causes the stitches to lie flat to form a nice, well-behaved chain detail. It also causes the wrong-side of the chain stitch to hide inside the knitting, rather than on the public side. It's a subtle difference, but one I hope you'll appreciate.