How to Cast Off / Bind Off (bo) - Knitting Tutorial


Tutorial Overview

Abbreviation: bo

Cast off, or bind off, is an essential part of finishing any knitting project. In this video we will show you how to cast off using the standard method.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Knit first 2 stitches

  2. Use left needle to pick up first stitch

  3. Bring the first stitch over second stitch and slide off the needle. Now you have 1 stitch remaining on the right needle

  4. Knit one more stitch so you always have 2 stitches on the right needle. Repeat steps 2-4

  5. On the last stitch, remove needle, cut yarn approx. 25cm and thread yarn through stitch. Tighten

 And that’s how you cast off in knitting!

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