Basically, where ever there are live stitches that need to be bound off and seamed together – 3needle bind off is great for that – all you need is:
- to make sure you've the same number of stitches on both pieces of knitting, and
- a spare needle
- Hold the pieces to be joined with right sides together.
- Insert the 3rd (working) needle knitwise into the first stitch on both needles and knit them together.
- Insert the 3rd (working) needle knitwise into the following stitch on both needles and knit them together again. Now you've got two stitches on the working needle.
- Using the tip of one of the left needles slip the first stitch on your working needle over the second stitch to bind off.
5. Continue repeating steps 3 and 4 until all the stitches have been worked. You've now one stitch left on your working needle.
6. Cut yarn leaving a long tail, insert the tip of the needle into this last stitch and pull until the tail comes out. You're done!
Here's what the finished result looks like on the right and the wrong sides of knitting.
|3-needle bind off on the right side of knitting|
|3-needle bind off on the wrong side of knitting|