Today I want to show you how to do a decorative 3-needle bind-off. You start by using a contrast color, and you pick up on the right side of the work for that. So I’ve decided on this garter-stitch piece that this is the right side, so I’ve picked up and I’ve done the same on the other side. Now what you do, rather than as normal, putting right sides together for the 3-needle bind-off, you want to put wrong sides together. You’re going to do the 3-needle bind-off otherwise exactly the same as before. You’re going to go into the 2 stitches on on the first place, knit through them, [joking] Eh… you’re gonna try again. Knit through them–there we go– you’re going to have the same number of stitches on each side of the work. Bind off one stitch over the other then. I’m going to continue doing this because I want to show you how it looks after it’s done. The ends will probably be a bit loose. And all you do later is weave them in and tighten them up, so that’s nothing to worry about. But. What looks really cool is how this contrast color makes almost a rope-like effect up through the middle. And I can using this to do all kinds of things– to do maybe sewing side seams of sweaters together, even, or putting purses together, or putting squares of a blanket together. It is just a great technique and I recommend that you try it!

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