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bind off

In knitting, to make an edge with a row of stitches. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bind" and "off." Your scarf looks great—you just need to bind off now.
See also: bind, off

bind off

v.
To secure some number of stitches in knitting and form an edge by lifting one stitch over the next: Bind off 12 stitches on the next row to make the neck edge. Make 5 stitches on the next row and bind them off. The scarf is long enough, so you can bind off.
See also: bind, off
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With smaller needle, pick up and knit 12 (12, 13,13, 14) sts across bound off armhole edge, 39 (41, 44, 46, 49) sts up armhole edge to shoulder, and 39 (41,44, 46, 49) more sts down other edge; 90 (94,101,105, 112) sts.
Collar With larger circular needle, pick up and knit held sts, picking up 1 st in each bound off st at back neck and evenly along rest of front neck.
Bind off as follows with 2 strands of A: K2tog tbl, *slip stitch just made back on left needle, k2tog; rep from * until all sts have been bound off.
Row 2: Work in patt to bound off sts, cast on 3 sts over gap, cont in patt across.
Pm at each side edge of yoke piece, 20% (19 1/4, 19 1/4, 18, 18)" up from cast on edge, and another at each edge 20 1/4 (19 1/4, 19%, 18, 18)" clown from bound off edge; 4 markers total.