You've come to the end of your work and are ready to BIND OFF, but you're on a PURL row. What to do? You've learned how to BIND OFF on a knit stitch, but this is something new. Usually you will do the BIND OFF stitch on a knit row, but now your pattern is telling you to BIND OFF on a Purl row. Sometimes, like in ribbing, you will need to do both. If you've never bound off purling here are the instructions to follow.
Step 1 PURL the first 2 stitches.
Step 2 Insert left needle into the front of the first stitch on your right needle.
With your left needle pull the first stitch up and over the second stitch.
Step 3 Pull your right needle forward, toward you.
Let the stitch drop off. Purl another stitch and repeat the last two steps.
Step 4 When you have only one stitch remaining on the needle, cut the yarn.
Pull through the last stitch.
- Leave a long strand if you are going to be sewing up a seam.
- Leave a short strand that you can weave in if it's a scarf or blanket.
- Binding off is sometimes also called Casting Off.