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Bind off one stitch purlwise
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Dec 15, 2012 20:15:07   #
I am confused, so sorry to say. In the pattern I am knitting it says to "kfb, k1, p3 and then bind off one stitch purlwise, k1, kfb, turn" I am okay up until it says "bind off one stitch purl wise". Can someone explain to me in simple terms how I do this? It's probably very simple but right now it's GREEK to me. Is it the row I am knitting or from the ones I have already knit? I only have two stitches left on the row I am working on.
Thank you so much.
Dec 15, 2012 21:33:17   #
Joy Marshall
It does sound odd. It sounds like a decrease, but why it isn't done by knitting two tog., or slip, knit, pass slip over, is a mystery. Maybe someone else has some ideas?
Dec 15, 2012 22:39:27   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
If your pattern is for the tea bag holders, the reason for the one stitch bind off is to create the buttonhole. It's the same as your ending bind off, except that you are purling the stitch, and then slipping it over the next stitch. Of the three purl stitches in that row, lets look at them as st 3, st 2, st 1 on the left needle - now, Purl st 1, Purl st 2, Purl st. 3. All are on the right needle. Bring st. 2 over st. 3 and let if drop off the needle. You've bound off st. 2 and made a one stitch buttonhole.

This link may help make it clearer than I did. If the center stitche had been knit stitches, it would have said to bind off 1 knit stitch. Hope this helps.
Dec 16, 2012 07:55:52   #
Carol J.
I made the tea bag from Simply Notable and if I make any more I will skip the hole for the button and simply make a loop at the end of the flap. I found their idea to make the buttonhole off center and confusing. With the knitting worsted, one could just stick your little finger in a stitch and make a hole and if you wish, with the yarn, sew it open a bit.
I purled 2 together by sticking the needle into the front of the last 2 stitches and purling them together, the object is to make the slant go in the right direction.

Carol J.
Dec 16, 2012 09:47:18   #
you just purl the stitch and pass the other stitch over.. when you bind off you knit 1 then knit 1 again and pass the first knit stitch over the second one.. you will just purl the second stitch and pass the first one over.. I hope thats not confusing.. most times what is in my head doesn't convert to the written word so smoothly...:)
Dec 16, 2012 11:11:14   #
Thank you to everyone for your help. I very much appreciate your kindness.
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