The Purl Bind Off

There are some excellent reasons to use the Purl Bind Off:

  • When working in Stockinette Stitch, using a Purl Bind Off can help the fabric stop curling to give you a clean, flat edge.
  • When your bind off falls on a wrong side row, a Purl Bind Off can help you stay in pattern.
  • To add a purl ridge to your bind off.

To make the Purl Bind Off:

  • Step 1: Purl one.
  • Step 2: Purl the next stitch.
  • Step 3: Insert the main needle through the base of the farthest st on from the tip of the working needle. Lift up the st, bring it over the top of the other stitch, and slip it off over the tip of the working needle.
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the rest of the row.

  • To finish: When one st remains, pull a loop through the last stitch. Cut the yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail, and draw the tail through the remaining loop and pull it tight.