Binding-off is often thought of as one of the final steps in knitting. It’s how you take “live” stitches off the needle to create an edging (and it often looks similar to your cast-on edge). If you are brand new to binding-off in general, you can watch my beginner bind-off video here. Sometimes though you will be instructed to bind-off in the middle of your work. Here are some examples of place you will find this:
Is binding-off in the middle different then regular binding-off?
The technique is the same as ‘regular’ binding-off, but when you bind-off in the middle there are some helpful tips to keep in mind. The biggest issue people encounter is remembering that in order to bind-off the first stitch, you have to work two stitches onto your right needle first, and then you can bind-off one stitch. Check out my video tutorial below where I walk you through two examples of binding-off in the middle and some tips to keep in mind: