Binding-Off in the Middle of a Row

There are several reasons that a pattern will have you binding-off stitches in the middle of a row – the necklines of sweaters, for example. In this video I show you how to do that, while keeping the correct stitch count.

The basketweave stitch in my sample is the stitch I use in my Mimi Hooded Scarf pattern.

The needles I use are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

The yarn I use in the video is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

8 comments on “Binding-Off in the Middle of a Row

  1. Great video! Can you do a video on how to remove a bind-off? I can’t find a decent one on youtube and the woman at my LYS says she doesn’t know how to do it!

  2. Thanks, Staci, I think I have been doing this incorrectly!

    Have you considered making a video about adding a hood to a sweater whose pattern does not include a hood? I don’t see any videos on YouTube about that.



  3. Hi, and thank you for another great tutorial! Your tutorial regarding adding a new color or a new ball of yarn has been very helpful to me, and my work has become neater because of it. However, I ran into something on my current project which I have not seen addressed. The yarn I’m working with has a knot in it as it comes off the ball. This is brand new yarn which was purchased in skein form and wound into a ball or cake by my yarn shop. I’ve never seen this before, and didn’t really know how to deal with that knot. I considered “tinking” back to the end of the row, cutting out the knot and joining it like a whole new ball of yarn, but in the end, I used a crochet hook to pull the knot through to the wrong side of the piece. If it doesn’t work it’s way back to the right side, we’re okay, but I would prefer not to have a knot in the yarn. Any other suggestions? Thank you!

  4. Hi. I have been looking for a video and instructions on how to make this exact pattern into a blanket with Super extra bulkey yarn and huge needles. I found some needles that were like a size 15 but they were so short that I didn’t think I could get enough yarn for a blanket on them. Would you consider doing a tutorial on this or do you have one? Thanks

  5. Hi Staci, thank you so much for this video. I do have to ask though, since I’m dealing with this right now on a sweater where the pattern tells me to “Knit until 4 stitches remain on the needle, bind off 2, K 2. Turn the work”. That would mean that I use the stitch I just knit (5th from the end of the needle), to bind off my first stitch, right? Am I making sense? Thanks!

  6. Lissie – I’m not sure what the end-goal is here. Is it to have two BO stitches, then two knit stitches at the end of the row? If so, then you do want to start the BO with 4 stitches left. After you BO 2, you will have two stitches left, one on the left needle and one on the right. So the last action is to Knit 1 (not 2, as the pattern says), since you already have one worked stitch on the right needle.

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  7. Thanks Staci! You’re absolutely right. When I turn my work the pattern wants me to K2, and then cast on two stitches, so the end goal is to have two knit stitches in the end of the row. Think I just got stuck on the fact that I didn’t get to K2 in the end there, as the pattern said. Makes sense now though, thanks for clarifying!

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