How do you bind off stitches?

Does knitting term bind off mean?

In knitting, binding off, or casting off, is a family of techniques for ending a column (a wale) of stitches. Binding off is typically used to define the final (usually upper, taking the cast on edge as the lower) edge of a knitted fabric, although it may also be used in other contexts, e.g., in making button holes.

Does cast off count as a row?

Actually, what you shouldn’t be counting is the “row” formed by the cast on. The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle.

Is it better to cast off on a knit or purl row?

When working in Stockinette Stitch, using a Purl Bind Off can help the fabric stop curling to give you a clean, flat edge. When your bind off falls on a wrong side row, a Purl Bind Off can help you stay in pattern.

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