Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

July 4, 2008 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Dear SweaterBabe,

Bind off 4 stitches at beg of next 2 rows. Does this mean bind off 2 stitches each side to equal 4? or Does it mean 4 stitches on each side witch will equal a total of 8?  Thank you.

— Irene

Dear Irene,

YES – it means to bind off 4 sts at the beginning of your next row.

Then, bind of 4 sts at the beginning of your next row.

So, you end up with 4 sts bound off at EACH end for a total of 8.

When in doubt, try to read the instructions as directly as possible.  Each word is deliberate in a well-written pattern.

Hope that answers your question!  It applies to both knitting and crochet patterns, particularly when shaping armholes and shoulders.

— SweaterBabe 

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Crocheting with Boucle Yarn Working 2 balls of yarn because of dye lots.

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