Tie Off On a Knitting Project

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To tie off on a knitting project, you'll need to eventually weave the ending to create a knot. Make sure you properly tie off on your knitting project with instruction from an award-winning knitter in this free video on knitting techniques.

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Hi, I'm Serena Nelson. I've been knitting for about five years. I enjoy knitting for family and friends and even myself. Today, I'm going to demonstrate how you tie off on your knitted project. When you get your last two stitches knit onto your right needle, you'll take the first stitch and slide it off. Then, you just take this stitch and kind of pull it out. You're going to cut it off about here, leave yourself enough room 'cause you're going to need to weave that ending. And you just going to pull that end and it creates a little knot. And there is your cast off item. Then, on the other finishing that you want to do, just take your darning needle; you're just going to weave this tail end loosely. You don't want to, you don't want to weave it in too tight and pull too tight, otherwise, you're going to pull tight on your corners of your garments. So, you're just going to weave it in. And you don't need to weave it all in, you can just weave in you know, about five or six stitches worth. And if you want to, you can even turn it, you can turn it, maybe go up one stitch here and then, just weave it back in the other direction. The only thing with weaving is you want to be careful that you're not weaving into that stitch to where you see your weave end on the opposite sides. So, you're just going to, you don't want to weave into deep into that stitch. Just weave it in; then, you'll cut off and you want to leave a little bit. If you cut it too close to your garment, you risk obviously metty, cutting into a knitted stitch. But, the other thing is is if you knit it too close, that end will have a tendency to poke out the other side and you don't want that. So, that would be your tied-off end. Once again, I'm Serena, and I've just demonstrated on how to tie off on your knitted project.

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