Wednesday Question: What Is 3 Needle Cast Off.

All knitters have questions about the best way to do things, why different things happen while they are knitting, how to fix knitting mistakes and more. Here is this weeks questions posed by Ellen from Nottigham, England.
 Question : Can you explain the 3 needle cast off please?

Answer: The three-needle cast off / bind off is a handy way to get live stitches off of two needles at once, making an edge that’s automatically stitched together. It’s a great choice for the toes of socks, the tops of hats, the top of a doll’s head, or anywhere else you have stitches on two needles and want to bind off and seam the edge at the same time such as the Pink wave scarf .

In order for the three-needle bind off to work, you have to have the same number of stitches on each of two double-pointed or circular needles.
With wrongsides facing, and points of both needles pointing to the right,

use spare needle to * knit the first st from the front
needle together with the first st from the back needle.

Knit the next st from each needle in the same manner, then bind off 1 st. Repeat from * until all sts have been bound off. Fasten off last st. Weave in yarn ends.
Have fun, and happy knitting!

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