There are a number of bind-off methods you can use
to finish your projects when you knit on a knitting
board. Which one you use depends on preferences and
also on the type of project. Below is a quick summary
of some of the different types of bind-off techniques
to help you choose which one is right for the project
you are working on. It is recommended that you try each
of the different methods to help you determine which
ones work the best for you.
The Decrease bind-off method is worked in a
similar fashion as the chain bind-off except that
it pulls two wrap over one. It is a pretty, tighter
bind-off and is good for visible edges such as
pockets and s better than the chain bind-off for
ribbings. You can find directions for this bind-off
under the chain bind-off method.
The Double Crochet bind-off method creates a
decorative edge that works well on open edges. It
is similar to the single crochet bind off
The Knit bind-off method creates a neat and firm
edge. It is one of the most common bind-off methods
used on the knitting board and the easiest to
learn. It requires no extra tool other than what
you use for the knitting board itself.
The Purl bind-off method creates a firm edge. It
works in a similar fashion as the knit bind-off
method except that it uses the purl stitch. It is
useful for binding off a project that is knit in
reverse stockinette stitch or one that has a garter
stitch at the end.
The Chain bind-off method creates a neat
crocheted edge. It is the most common bind-off
method used on the knitting board. It is worked in
a similar fashion as the Decrease bind-off but
creates a looser edge. It can be used with the open
cast-on to create the same crochet edge for both
the cast-on and bind-off.
The Single Crochet bind-off method creates an
elastic edge and is good for non-resilient yarns
such as cotton and silk.