How to Knit the Three Needle Bind Off

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Three Needle Bind Off. This technique is used to create a strong seam for different items such as a purse or sweater shoulder.

Skill: Easy


Step 1: Take two pieces of fabric and place them right sides facing each other.
Step 2: Take a third needle and slide it into the first stitch “knit-wise” on the needle closest to you.
Step 3: Take the third needle and slide it into the first stitch “knit-wise” on the second needle.
Step 4: Wrap the working yarn around the third needle.
Step 5: Pull the stitch through both stitches. (as if they are one stitch)
Step 6: Pull the stitches off the two needles creating one on the third needle. (repeat once)
Step 7: Take the first stitch on the third needle and slip it over the second.

Here is what the seam should look like:
Three Needle Bind Off RS
Three Needle Bind Off WS


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