Russian Bind-Off

To work the Russian Bind-Off:
1. Knit 2
2. Slip both stitches back to left needle
3. Knit two together
4. Knit 1
Repeat Steps 2-4 across all stitches, until just one stitch is left.
Break yarn, pull end through last loop and tighten.

Information on things you’ll see in the video:
The sweater on the mannequin is my Easy-Knit Sweater Jacket, pattern + video tutorial.

The shawl I’m wearing is the Clapotis pattern, knit with Noro Silk Garden yarn.

The yarn I used in the samples is Malabrigo Chunky, in color Polar Morn. The needles I’m using are Clover Bamboo DPNs.

The nail color I’m wearing is CND Shellac polish, in color “Midnight Swim”.

7 comments on “Russian Bind-Off

  1. I’ve been doing this bind off on socks for years. The only difference is after moving back to left needle, I knit through the back loops. I had no idea it was called the Russian bind-off, but now I have a name for it. Thanks.

  2. THANK YOU! I used it to finnish off the top of a hood on a baby snuggle wrap, I used a very bulky yarn so I did not want the bulky ridge on the inside using the 3 needle bind-off, and also the edges were made in 6 stitches moss pattern so I started the grafting inside out ( or upside down…) and you can not se the seem from the right side, it matches perfectly (which I had a problem with using the kitchener stitch). Thank you again for your videos they have saved me many many times!

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