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3 Needle Bind Off

If you’re a lazy, non-perfectionist knitter like me, you may hate the Kitchener Stitch and also hand sewing things, if that is the case, the 3 needle bind off is for you. It’s a tad awkward at first, but will quickly get comfortable and fast.

If you’re here because you’ve purchased one of our patterns and are wondering what the heck a 3NBO is, welcome, I hope this makes sense to you :)

 

  • Tip: Use a larger size for needle #3, this easily produces a looser bind off.
  • This does not create an invisible seam.

 

knit 3 needle bind off

Are you trying to make our bear/kitty hat? Do this ↑

knit 3 needle bind off

Start with an even number of stitches on your needles. Don’t have an even number? No biggie, just knit and slip the single left over stitch.

 

knit 3 needle bind off

Insert your 3rd needle in the backs of the first stitches on each needle.

 

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Yarn over.

 

knit, 3 needle bind off

Pull yarn over through both stitches.

 

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Repeat the last step.

 

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Slip the first stitch over the second in the usual bind off manner.

 

knit 3 needle bind off

Repeating those last 4 steps, continue across.

knit 3 needle bind off

knit 3 needle bind off

Voila! You’ve completed a 3NBO! Congrats!

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