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« on: January 15, 2004 04:11:50 PM »

hi! I just started learning to knit today with the Stich 'n bitch book (which I LOVE by the way).  I'm having trouble understanding the section on binding.

the book says to knit two stitches and then stick the tip of the left needle under the front of the first stitch...then it says to pull the first stitch over the second and then let it drop off the tip of the right needle

QUESTION:  does that mean that the first stitch stays on the left needle since the left needle slid under the first stitch before?  And if it does stay on do I start with that stitch when making my next two stitches in order to continue binding?

I hope this wasn't too confusing... Grin  I don't know anyone who knits so if you all could help me get past this little bump in the road I would really appreciate it!

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2004 04:29:05 PM »

The first stitch that you are sliding off the right needle, is dropped completely, so one by one you will lose every stitch on the row, until you have none left!

I'd recommend watching the video on stitchguide.com for binding off!

http://stitchguide.com/stitches/knitting/stitch_pages/kn_bind_off.html

note - you need quicktime to see this, and can be downloaded for free from the website -http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2004 06:26:42 PM »

Im learning to knit too and heres some sites that have helped me....

http://knitting.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.fiberartshop.com/knclbg.htm

http://knitting.about.com/library/bllearnbo.htm

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2004 10:28:39 AM »

thanks!  all of those links were so helpful!  Now that I understand it lets see if I can actually do it. Wink

thanks again!  

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2004 04:10:33 PM »

I just wanted to thank you guys for your help!  I figured out how to bind and now I'm working on finishing up my very first scarf!!  It's nothing complicated but my goal is to make it as neat as I can and then move on the the trickier stuff Grin

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