What is meant by Bind off in knitting?

Is bind off the same as cast off in knitting?

A cast off (also called a “bind off”) creates an end to your knitting. It’s a safe and neat way to seal off the stitches so that they don’t unravel. To cast off knitting, start on a new row, and knit two stitches loosely. It’s important to keep the stitches loose so your cast off edge will remain stretchy.

Do you bind off on right or wrong side?

Usually, you bind off on the right side of the work but you can also bind off on the wrong side if needed. Unless otherwise specified in your pattern, you would work purl stitches on your bind off so that the right side of your work shows a knitted bind off pattern.

Should you always Bind off in pattern?

Always, always, always bind off loosely. This includes the stitches that you are knitting or purling during the process as well as when you pass a stitch over and off. Don’t tug, pull, or yank the yarn as you work each stitch.

What is fasten off in knitting?

Bind Off (Knit)

With the left knitting needle, lift the first stitch over the second stitch and off the right knitting needle. Knit the next stitch and repeat. When one stitch remains on the right knitting needle, cut the yarn and draw the tail through the last stitch to fasten off.

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What does cast off mean?

1 : to unfasten or untie a boat or a line. 2 : to turn one’s partner in a square dance and pass around the outside of the set and back. 3 : to finish a knitted fabric by casting off all stitches.

Should you cast off knit or purl?

Unless otherwise told to do so, always bind off according to the stitch pattern given. If you would normally be working a purl row, purl the stitches when you bind off instead of knitting them.