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Old 03-01-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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3-needle bind of question
The project I'm currently working on calls for a 3-needle bind off. I've only ever done kitchener stitch, but I read up on the 3-needle bind-off and I'm pretty familiar with how to do it. The problem is that my project is being knitted on size 6 needles, but I don't have a third size 6 needle to do the bind-off with. Can I just use a 5 or a 7 and get similar results?
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Sure, it wouldn't hurt to use the 7s as they can be a little tight. Or put one of the set of sts on a 5 and BO with the 6.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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I think the larger needle is a good idea. Another way is to move one set of stitches to a smaller needle. The size of the needle holding the stitches doesn't matter and it can be easier to work them off a smaller needle.
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Oh, duh! I have interchangeables, so I can easily just unscrew my one 6 and screw on a 5. Sometimes I have no common sense and need a little nudge.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #6
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I just did a three needle bind off for a hood. My needles were 8's and I did the bind off with a double pointed 5. I was impressed that the ridge looked flatter. Think I'll do it with a needle several sizes smaller from now on.
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