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.

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