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.
Are you trying to make our bear/kitty hat? Do this ↑
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.
Insert your 3rd needle in the backs of the first stitches on each needle.
Pull yarn over through both stitches.
Repeat the last step.
Slip the first stitch over the second in the usual bind off manner.
Repeating those last 4 steps, continue across.
Voila! You’ve completed a 3NBO! Congrats!