A 3-Needle Bind Off (link goes to a technique page on this blog) can be a fabulous way of joining knit pieces together — have it visible or invisible.

Today starts a tiny series of post to show the flexibility of this wonderful bind off.

First Up: 3-Needle Bind Off with Right (Public) sides together.

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Right sides together, knitting 1 st from Front needle and 1 st from Back needle together; use standard bind off for stitches on Right needle.
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Bind off finished.
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Close up view of bind off ridge.
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This is what the Right (Public) side of the work looks like.

Second: 3-Needle Bind Off with Wrong (Non-Public) sides together.

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Wrong sides together, knitting 1 st from Front needle and 1 st from Back needle together; use standard bind off for stitches on Right needle.
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Bind off is finished.
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Right side of the work looks like this.
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Seen from the Wrong side of the work.

Third: 3-Needle Bind Off using a Second Colour

In the above two examples, the same yarn was used for the 3-Needle Bind Off (3NBO) as was used for the main body of the work. The 3NBO can be worked in a contrasting colour for a lovely accent. Below, the bind off was worked in white.

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More later!

June 13, 2015: Part 2 – the Knit-Purl version

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