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- Latch Tool Bind Off
latch tool bind is the most common method for removing
the knit from the machine. It
is commonly called "bind off".
Pull all needles to hold position for first timers. After you feel more comfortable
with the technique, push the needles to forward working
position after pull them to hold position. This
is a fast & easier method. BUT don't start
out this way as it's easier to drop stitches.
The bind off is similar to crochet. The
left hand hold the yarn and maintains the tension. The
right hand holds the latch tool.
If you have never crochet, hold the yarn
as in the picture.
The bind off starts on the side where you stopped
knitting. Most often the bind off
is right to left.
Starting with the end needle, put the
hook of the latch tool in the hook of the needle.
Push the needle back to working position using your left thumb. The stitch
is now on the latch tool.
4. Push the latch tool away from you
so that the stitch goes behind the latch of the latch
5. Wrap the yarn around 1 gate post or
gate peg to the right of the latch tool.
Put the yarn in the hook of the latch
Do this using your right hand.
Pull the latch tool towards you so that the stitch
goes over the latch & hook on the
latch tool, and the yarn makes a new stitch in the
hook. Repeat the technique on the next stitch.
When you get to the last stitch, break the yarn and
pull it through the stitch. This
will secure the bind off so that it won't unravel. DON'T
cut the yarn close to the knit fabric after completing
the bind off. You will need to burry or hind
the end in the knit before trimming.
When the bind off is complete, the knit will be attached
to the machine. Simply
lift it off of the gate posts.
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