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Weave in Bind-off Tail

The standard bind off will also leave a tail. This tail can be used to fix odd corner stitches at the same time they are being woven in.

Below are both video and written tutorials to help you learn how to weave in your bind off tail.

Video Guide: How to Weave in the Bind-off Tail

Written Guide: How to Weave in the Bind-off Tail

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 1:

Pick up the loose end you would like to weave in; here we will use the loose end from the bind-off edge (located at the top of the work).

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 2:

Thread the loose end through the eye of a darning needle.

Step 3: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 3:

Examine the edge of your work and try to identify the pattern. On the bind off edge, you will see side-leaning a tear-drop shapes. You will use the tail to copy the shape of the bind off edge stitches as you start to weave in. Use the purple line as a guide.

Step 4: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 4:

Using the natural holes in your knitting as a guide, insert the darning needle down and through the bump on the edge stitch in the row below the bind off.

Step 5: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 5:

Pull the tail through, only tightly enough to match the pattern of your knitting. Do not pull too tightly.

Step 6: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 6:

Rotate your work counterclockwise, inspecting the corner to find the loose stitch that is usually left from a standard bind off. Insert your darning needle up and under the loose stitch.

Step 7: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 7:

Pull the tail through with the darning needle, and once again, pull only as tightly as needed to match the knitting work.

Step 8: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 8:

Remembering that you are trying to recreate the teardrop shape of the bind off edge stitches, bring your darning needle down and through the center of the last complete bind off stitch.

Step 9: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 9:

Pull the tail through, again ensuring you are neither pulling too tightly nor leaving the thread too loose.

Step 10: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 10:

Locate the second stitch from the edge in the row just below your bind off. Sew the needle tip down and through that stitch.

Step 11: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 11:

Pull through, but not too tightly.

Step 12: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 12:

Insert your darning needle up and through the next stitch bump, working away from the edge of the work. This will duplicate the shape of the stitching. Pull through, as before.

Step 13a: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 13a:

Sew the tail under and through a nearby stitch that is next to the bind off edge. Do not cut your tail at this point if you want to secure it with a knot. Move on to the instructions for β€œHow to Tie Off Loose Ends.”

Step 13b: Learn to weave in loose ends and and tie up excess yarn tails - the bind off edge - a knitting lesson from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

OR Weave in Bind-off Tail, Step 13b:

Or, if you do not wish to tie a knot in your work, weave in the tail for several rows. Angle diagonally toward the center of your project, as illustrated by the purple line. After weaving two to three inches of tail into your project, remove the tail from the darning needle. With scissors, clip the excess loose end away.

Practice With My Knitting Pattern

Free Beginner Face Scrubby knitting pattern by Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

You can learn to knit along with me using my Free Beginner Face Scrubby Pattern.

Up Next

Knot in Yarn Tails:

I always tie my yarn tail onto one of my knit stitches with a tiny, strong, and almost invisible knot. Learn how to knot in your yarn ends before you trim them away. Go to full tutorial.

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