The three needle bind off is a technique for seaming together two pieces of fabric, while binding off at the same time. It is often used for sweater shoulders, as the additional bulk created by the bind off provides additional structure and support to the sweater. It’s a relatively easy, if not time consuming way to finish your work. Though by binding off while seaming you probably save some time in the finishing process.
To perform the three needle bind off you’ll line up your unfinished fabric and work one stitch from each piece of fabric together. Then you’ll do the same for the next stitches. Finally you’ll pass the first stitch over the second, and repeat this process until the end of the row.
Repeat steps 2 – 7 until you have bound off all stitches.
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