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Elastic bind off :
In this video, we show you how to bind off your knitting with an elastic bind off. This can be relevant when you need to bind off a neckline, to ensure you do not close too tightly or if you need to bind off a shawl with a wavy edge.
This technique is the most commonly used technique when making an elastic closure, and it is easy to learn.
If you want to learn how to make an elastic closure, you can watch this video. There are several other methods to bind off, including 'regular' bind off in garter stitches or an Italian bind off, which is more time consuming but gives a super nice result.
More videos and tips on knitting techniques
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Find your first knitting project
Now that you have learned the most basic knitting techniques, there is a whole world of exciting knitting projects waiting for you. So which project should you choose to begin with? We have written a blog post about choosing a 'Good beginner knitting project' here. And we have selected and collected both knitting patterns for beginners and beginner knitting kits with yarn and pattern, so you can easily find a knitting project that is both beginner-friendly and beautiful. If you already know what you want to knit, we have collected beginner patterns for the most popular categories, e.g. "Knit a vest for beginners" and 'Baby knits for beginners'. Whatever you choose, we wish you a lot of fun with your knitting, and hope you will share your knitting passion with us, e.g. on Instagram.