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Old 10-27-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Binding off?
I started a scarf but after a bit decided I wanted to do it with a different stitch and thought it would be a good idea to learn to bind off before I had a precious project and found I was lost.

Turns out, that was a good idea. I watched the "binding off" video on this site and did really well until I got to the very last stitch. In the video, I would knit two stitches onto my right needle, then pass the first stitch over the second one and it comes off the needle. It worked great, again, until that last stitch.

What am I supposed to do there? I don't have another stitch to put on my right needle so I can't pass it over. Am I supposed to tie it off? I tried letting it off the needle and, obviously, it started to unravel my entire row.

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ADD: Also, in the interest of starting a new project, I watched the long-tail cast on method (again, the video on this site). I'd love to try it, but what would I do if I had extra "tail" left over once I had finished my row? Trim it off?

My biggest worry here is that my project will unravel, both in casting on and binding off.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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On the last stitch, either pull the loop so your tail comes free, or thread the tail through the loop. Either way anchors the stitch so it doesn't come loose. Then thread the tail through several stitches to hide it.

If I have a lot more tail left after a LT cast on, I start over again until it's the length I want. You just need enough to weave it through the stitches, so you can cut it, but not not right next to the cast on row, leave about 6-8".
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
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The last loop can just be pulled through completely with the knitting needle. Just cut the yarn, and pull it through. It won't unravel.

This would not work with crochet, of course. That's why it causes anxiety with new knitters.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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Why do you say it won't work with crochet? It's exactly the same as that loop too - just pull it through or put the tail through the loop and tighten up. You would also weave the tail in for both of them so it doesn't work loose.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Why do you say it won't work with crochet? It's exactly the same as that loop too - just pull it through or put the tail through the loop and tighten up. You would also weave the tail in for both of them so it doesn't work loose.
If you pull the last loop on crochet, it unravels everything.
If you pull the last loop on knitting, the work is still secure.
(You don't have to pull the tail through the last loop in knitting)
I could be wrong, though. Maybe it depends on how it's done.
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No, if you pull out the last loop of crochet, it pulls the end through the stitches and locks it in, same as for knitting. If you just pull on the tail itself that unravels in both crochet and knitting.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:15 PM   #7
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I think they key word here is pull it out or through. If you pull it through the loop neither one should unravel...no?
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Yes, if you put the tail through the loop, or pull the loop to enlarge it so the tail pops through, it won't unravel with either. But if you pull the tail on both, it unravels both. You have to anchor the tail someway.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
No, if you pull out the last loop of crochet, it pulls the end through the stitches and locks it in, same as for knitting. If you just pull on the tail itself that unravels in both crochet and knitting.
I see what you mean!

I think it felt different for me, because the knitting needle was already pulling the tail through the loop.

When I finish crochet projects, I always cut the tail, THEN pull it through the last loop with the hook.

When I finish knitting projects, I don't have to do the hooking action, because it's already wrapped around the knitting needle.
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