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Knitting Tutorial: Binding Off in the Round -- No Gap!

I know so many of you are big-time in-the-round knitters. I enjoy it, too, but I hated how sloppy my bind-off was in the round, with that annoying gap and struggling to hide the last bound-off stitch. No more! This little trick just might rock your world!

Step 1: Bind off your stitches as usual, stopping at the last stitch.
Step 2: (This is the secret trick!) Instead of drawing your yarn through the last loop, use your knitting needle to pull that loop to about 6-8 inches long. Use your scissors to cut the yarn right where your needle is (where the yarn loops).
Step 3: Pull the working yarn/tail end right out and set it aside. You won't need it anymore.
Step 4: Grab the other strand and pull it snug.

Step 5: Thread your yarn onto a tapestry needle.
Step 6: Find the very first stitch you bound off and insert the tapestry needle right under the stitch, through to the other side. Pull the yarn snug.
Step 7: Now, looking at the top of the stitches, insert the tapestry needle into the middle of the V of the very last bound-off stitch, out through the back.
Step 8: Pull snug, but fluff a little bit to make sure the stitches stay even (if it's too tight, it will bunch).

See the difference between the old way and the new way? Your mind is blown -- right? This technique is so astounding that I might have to make an actual video to show it off in more detail. For now, go ahead and give it a try!

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