Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Binding off

I mentioned that I went back and looked at the knitting pattern I had chosen and discovered I was supposed to be knitting four rows, then purling one, but I had been knitting three then purling one, and I also kept loosing count. So I wanted to start over, but I just couldn't bring myself to unravel what I had already done.

I decided to look online how to complete this piece and get it off the needles, but I couldn't remember the correct terminology to google. I know when you start you "cast on" x number of stitches, but to "cast off" in order to finish sounded like it would also bring up sites about fishing or boating. So I searched for "finish off knitting," and found a video that showed the process. That lady called it "binding off." Every skill has its jargon, and I am learning the language of knitting as well as the skill. So I bound off my knitting piece and showed it to you in this video.


4 comments:

Mavis Moon said...

A fine piece of knitting, Jan! Good idea to save all that work before starting over.

Janette Kok said...

Yes, it would have been disheartening to unravel so much. Now I have this piece of knitted material to...do something with.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

It would still make a great scarf. I'm afraid to start a knitting or crochet pattern now that my mom isn't around. She always helped me when I got stuck. I did get all her needles and some yarns.

Janette Kok said...

Aw, Barb. Knitting and crocheting would be a way to remember and honor your mom, especially if you're using her needles and yarns. If you get stuck, there are tons of videos on the web showing how to do things. Or maybe you have friend who likes to knit, too. My grandma taught me how to cast on and knit, and my sister-in-law taught me how to purl, and the internet taught me how to bind off. Love, Jan