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Colorwork with Two Hands

Sometimes seams can be a design feature, not just something to be hidden underneath the fabric. Today's free pattern Sam, a fisherman's style sweater, uses an exposed three-needle bind off to join the shoulders. A three-needle bind off is magical because it allows you to bind off and seam at the same time. Holding the two knitted fabrics (still on your needles) together in your left hand and a third needle in your right hand, knit a stitch from the two needles in your left hand together. Repeat this and bind off just as you would for a standard bind off. When you work with the right sides of the fabric held together, your seam will be on the inside of your sweater. Here, we've held the wrong sides together for an exposed seam that creates a beautiful design element on the shoulders.

For better understanding follow along with our how-to video: Three Needle Bind Off.

Mira, free pattern

Designed in the style of classic fishermen's ganseys, Sam is a pullover perfect for your little guy.

Knit in Vintage® Chunky
Skill level: Easy
PDF Pattern Instructions

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Happy Knitting,
Emily Nora O'Neil, Designer

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