The Maine Yarn Cruise has begun! Get your Passport and Bag right here at Mother of Purl. Go to Shop, then Maine Yarn Cruise Bag to order. The Maine Yarn Cruise has begun! Get your Passport and Bag right here at Mother of Purl. Go to Shop, then Maine Yarn Cruise Bag to order.

Address

541 US Route 1
Freeport, Maine 04032

Email us
Google Maps +

207-869-5280

HOURS:
Mo, Tu, Th, Fr, Sa - 10am to 5pm
Wed - 10am to 6pm
Closed Sunday

You also may order online, by phone, or email.

Knit Nights
Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00pm

Watch for updates in header for changes to schedule.


  • Bind Off Methods

    Bind Off Methods
    The Spruce Crafts

    Bind Off Methods

    Looking for a video that shows these same techniques but in slow motion? Click here for instructions on how to slow down any YouTube video.

     

    1 - The Classic Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This is the standard method and a good all purpose bind off.

     

    2 - 3 Needle Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This is a technique that allows you to seam two pieces together and bind off at the same time.

     

    3 - In-Pattern Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This will show you how to bind off in whatever pattern you're using. 

     

    4 - I-Cord Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This method will leave you with a nice finished edge.

     

    5 - Simple Stretchy Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This method is just like it sounds, simple and super stretchy. It is ideal for cuffs of either socks or sweaters, or the brims of hats.

     

    6 - Picot Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This is an intermediate bind off that is used to give a decorative edging to a rolled cuff.

     

    7 - Binding Off in the Middle of a Row

    verypink knits

    This bind off is used in situations where you need to bind off in the middle of a row, which might show up in a sweater or other garment pattern.

     

    8 - Sewn Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This is an intermediate bind off technique that allows you to control your tension and is useful for collars or cuffs.

     

    9 - Yarn Over Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This is an intermediate technique that gives you a really stretchy and loose finish. It works well on sock and sweater cuffs.

     

    10 - Sloped Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This bind off is often used when shaping the neck and shoulders of a sweater and gives a cleaner look than a stairstep bind off.

     

    11 - Tubular Bind Off

    verypink knits

    This is an advanced bind off that is used to give ribbing an invisible edge. 

     

    Looking for a bind off that we haven't listed here? Send us an email with your suggestions and questions at motherofpurlyarnshop@gmail.com.