This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Russian bind off. This finishing technique is a variation of the traditional knit bind off, but forgoes the use of passing stitches over each other. It gives a nice clean edge with a moderate amount of stretch.
Step 1: Knit the first stitch on your main needle as normal.
Step 2: Place the just worked stitch back on the main needle.
Step 3: Insert your working needle into the first stitch on your main needle purlwise.
Step 4: Now insert your working needle into the second stitch on your main needle knitwise.
Step 5: Knit both stitches together.
Step 6: Pull both stitches off the main needle.
Repeat steps 2 – 6 all of your stitches have been cast off. Then break your yarn, pull through, and weave in ends.
After you are finish binding off your edge should look like this:
Example of the Russian bind off in a contrasting color
music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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