Knitting garments often involves binding off in the middle of a row to create necklines and armholes. If you're like me, you're bothered by that little gap right before the first bound off stitch. Today, I'm sharing how to get rid of that gap!
In this swatch, I cast on 24 stitches and used markers to make three sections of 8 stitches. To bind off the center stitches, one would generally knit to the marker, slip the marker, and bind off the next 8 stitches.
To eliminate the gap, knit to...
Place your stitches on circular needles or double-pointed needles. If using double-pointed needles, distribute them evenly (shown here on 3, but you can use 4 if you prefer).
Place the first stitch from the right needle onto the left needle (Stitch A).
Pull the first stitch from the left needle (Stitch B) over Stitch A onto the right needle. Your knitting will now be joined in the round.
Stitch A will the the first stitch of the row. Stitch B will the last stitch of the row. Knit normally.
Gather up your sock yarn scraps!
- US1 or US2 double-pointed needles (gauge is not important)
- Scraps of sock weight yarn (shown here: Toil & Trouble Classic in Persephone)
- Darning needle
- K: Knit
- P: Purl
- PM: Place marker
- SM: Slip marker
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