Kelley shares tips on how to complete a 3 needle bind-off. This bind-off can be used to seam the top of your shoulders on a sweater or to seam two ends of a knitted flat piece together. It is often used to seam the ends of cowl together. The 3 needle bind off adds more structure to a seam than a kitchener bind-off however it leaves a bold line where you bound off.
For this reason, it is good to bind off on the inside of your work using this knitting technique.
Knitting in the round is often the preferred method for making everything from hats to sweaters, but with smaller circumferences things can get tricky! Here are several methods for knitting a hat in the round such as using a 16" circular needle, Magic Loop, double pointed needles, FlexiFlips, and two circular needles.
This week Kelley's giving some finishing tips for the Baubles Shawl by Andrea Mowry, including how to use Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off in brioche! This lovely shawl uses techniques like lace, syncopated brioche, and bobbles.
Blocking a finished knit project is important to get even stitches. Knitting with acrylic yarn makes blocking hard, since it doesn't respond like wool. Here's how to steam block acrylic yarn without an expensive steamer.