Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Circular Bind Off
I finally finished the bandana cowl and just need to bind off. The pattern says to bind off very loosely in purl. It says a size 15 needle was used to do this.

I am on circular 9 and do have a 15 straight. I assume binding off in purl is the same as knit but just with purl stitches right?
I have bound off before but only using the other circular needle. To use the size 15 do i just insert it into the first stitch and wrap and go like I would have with the other circular needle?
Thanks for your help!
mgdugo is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 12-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
Working the Gusset
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,884
Thanks: 236
Thanked 676 Times in 632 Posts
You are correct: You bind off the "regular" way but using purl stitches rather than knit stitches.

I've not used two different size needles to bind off; I wonder if your stitches might be somewhat misshapen (particularly the first two which are just regular purl stitches before you bind them off the needle)?

Can you transfer some of your stitches to the size 15 needle, bind those off using the other size 15 needle, and then transfer more stitches onto the needle until you've worked your way around?

There's probably a better way to do this, but that's most likely what I would do to ensure that my bind off stays nice and even (well, as nice and even as my bind offs can stay, at any rate).
Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
Mod Squad
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 11,321
Thanks: 836
Thanked 4,135 Times in 3,777 Posts
You've got it. Just insert the new needle (size 15) and continue on as if it were the other end of the circular. And right again, binding off in purl is like binding off in knit but you'll be purling the sts. You might also find htis video helpful to avoid a bump on the last bind off stitch.
Post a picture of the bandana cowl if you'd like. It'd be fun to see it.
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to salmonmac For This Useful Post:
Antares (12-21-2012), mgdugo (12-21-2012)
Old 12-21-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
The size 15 is to make sure it's a loose BO, don't put the sts from the 9s on them, they won't fit. Just use the 15 to do the BO, purling the stitches for a ridge on the RS.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bind off in rib stitch circular needles? fran48 How-to Questions 1 01-26-2009 11:45 AM
How to bind off circular? carleen9376 How-to Questions 2 08-10-2007 05:23 PM
bind off with circular knitting raney How-to Questions 1 06-04-2006 01:50 AM
Circular needle bind off ??? shaye How-to Questions 2 10-27-2005 10:51 AM
Bind off from circular needle? Caren How-to Questions 2 09-29-2005 10:59 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:04 PM.