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How to Knit: Seaming Two Bind Off Edges Together

How to Knit: Seaming Two Bound Off Edges Together

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to seam two bound off stitches together. There are many ways to seam two pieces of fabric together. Sometimes you may wand to attach one bound off edge to another. Most often this will be when constructing a sweater. This simple technique will give you a virtually invisible seam!

Skill: Advanced Beginner

Instructions

  1. Step 1

    Take the bound off edges and line them up together.

  2. Step 2

    After you’ve threaded the needle, take your darning needle and insert into the center of the first stitch on your bottom piece of fabric. Draw the needle through going from behind the fabric toward you.

  3. Step 3

    Insert your darning needle behind the corresponding “V” stitch on the fabric piece above. Draw through going from right to left.

  4. Tip

    Make sure your thread goes over the top of the bound off edge, not behind.

  5. Step 4

    Insert your darning needle into the center of the same stitch on the bottom piece of fabric. Pull tight until the stitch is of a similar size to the stitches above and below.

Repeat steps 2 – 4 until you have seamed all the stitches together.

Swatch Photos

Example of Two Bound Off Edges Seamed Together Right Side

Example of Two Bound Off Edges Seamed Together Right Side (click for larger)

Example of Two Bound Off Edges Seamed Together Wrong Side

Example of Two Bound Off Edges Seamed Together Wrong Side (click for larger)

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Comments

  1. qtpy4610@rcn.com

    December 11, 2012

    I love the information of the stitches- how tos…

  2. Karen I Ford

    December 11, 2012

    Johnny,
    I have been knitting for years but this is the best method for seaming together two bound-off pieces I have seen. I like the clean look that this one gives a project.
    Love this site and I have been giving sign-up information to everyone. really appreciate this site.
    Kären

    • Johnny Vasquez

      December 11, 2012

      Thank you! I like it too!

  3. theglenna@gmail.com

    December 11, 2012

    I am through knitting my Christmas gifts, but I intend to make a sweater for myself, I will use this for sewing the sweater together.

    • Johnny Vasquez

      December 11, 2012

      Great! Send us some photos of your gifts when you have a chance!

  4. Maya

    December 11, 2012

    A wonderfull way of seaming together two bound-off pieces .
    I love this video and am going to use it.
    thank you
    Maya

  5. Luiz Ribeiro

    December 11, 2012

    Dear Johnny and Crew.

    Welcome back! Nice work with the new website. the new logo looks pretty sharp too!!!!
    You have the most educative and yet concise explanations on knitting.

    May I point out only that in this video you are actually using a tapestry needle not a darning needle. (not that the result would change a bit)
    Stay in peace!
    Keep up the wonderful work which, by the way, we forward to our clients!
    Yours
    Luiz

    • Johnny Vasquez

      December 11, 2012

      Usually I say a tapestry needle or darning needle, but I guess I forgot this time. I’ll use the correct term next time. Thanks!

  6. Denise

    December 12, 2012

    Great video. It seems to be similar to a duplicate stitch. Going to knit a few swatchs and give it a try.

    • Johnny Vasquez

      December 12, 2012

      It is performed the same way, just used differently.

  7. Dawn Collier

    December 26, 2012

    May I humbly suggest you use lighter colored yarns for your videos so it would be easier for us to see what you are doing. Just not possible with dark purple.

    • Johnny Vasquez

      December 27, 2012

      We do our best to work with our sponsors on displaying a wide variety of yarns and colors. Sometimes things don’t film as well as we thought they would. You may be able to turn the brightness up on your monitor to see more detail.

  8. ANDREA

    June 23, 2013

    Hey all!

    I’m a newbie knitter, and I need some help. I’m doing my first scarf and I was wondering if it is possible to “add on” to the original side of your scarf? I realized I mare it a bit short, so I’m adding on a new colored yarn to the side I’m knitting, but I want to add it on the other side to make both sides the same. Is that possible?

    Ex: original edge-> [===========/ <-the side I am still knitting.
    ^
    This is where I want to add on to.

    Cheers!

    Andi

    • Johnny Vasquez

      July 17, 2013

      Yes you can pick up stitches and knit in the opposite direction:

      How to Pick up and Knit