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Hand-made things are unique, beautiful products. They invested labor and a piece of the soul of a skilled worker, care and love for loved ones. Threads, knitting needles, the plan of the finished thing, the painstaking work of many hours – this is how a man-made masterpiece is created. When everything is connected, it’s time to finish work. To do this, it is not enough just to cut the thread – the edge that is not knitted correctly will open. The final step is required – closing the loops with knitting needles. There are several techniques to make this reliable and durable..

Methods for closing loops with knitting needles

The choice of a suitable method depends on what fits and what requirements there are for an edge in terms of beauty, functionality and other parameters. Some techniques are suitable for smooth knitting, others – firmly and elasticly complete the gum, without preventing it from stretching and returning to its original position without deformation. There are methods that will make the bottom beautiful and airy, like lace. The main techniques include:

  • closing loops in two;
  • without thread, with a needle on a fishing line;
  • on an elastic band with a needle;
  • elastic closure;
  • with narrowing of the canvas;
  • decorative way.

How to close loops by knitting 2 together

This technique for completing knitting is simple; it is the strength of a beginner needlewoman. It is worth considering that it is not suitable for all things. It is not applicable for the end of knitted elastic – the edge will quickly stretch, become sloppy. The method of closing the loops in two together is suitable for things that will not stretch when worn: scarves, plaids, the bottom of the dress, scarves. Suitable for bevel shoulder seam, which will later be sewn with a textile seam. Formed neat pigtail securely pulls the end of the yarn. There are two main types of this method: front or back viscous.

Front loops

This knitting finishing technique creates a border that is visible from the front of the item. Training her does not take much time. Order of execution:

  1. A regular facial loop is performed, two loops are knitted at the same time.
  2. The loop obtained on the left is transferred to the right knitting needle..
  3. The first step is repeated, from two loops: the old and the new.
  4. The new loop must be removed to the right knitting needle.
  5. The steps are repeated until the last loop remains..
  6. The thread is cut, the tail length is about 8 centimeters.
  7. The end of the thread, stretches through the loop, is firmly fixed.

Woman with knitting in hands.

Wrong side

The method is similar to that described above, with the exception that it is seamy. An edge is formed on the back of the canvas. Stages of execution:

  1. Two loops of wrong viscous knit together.
  2. The loop obtained on the right needle is thrown to the left.
  3. Repeat step 1.
  4. Migration is performed as in step 2.
  5. The steps alternate until all the edging is done..
  6. Yarn is cut at a distance of 5-8 centimeters from the product.
  7. Her tip sticks into the last loop, tied tightly.

There is a combination of these two techniques. The principle is the alternation of methods of knitting (back and front). In this embodiment, the edging will be strictly in the middle of the knitted fabric, and not shifted to one side.

Closing loops without thread on knitting needles with fishing line

This technology requires a special tool: knitting needles interconnected by a strong fishing line or a thin cord. The thread is not used – knitting is done with ready-made loops. The seam has elasticity, it is able to stretch and come back, keep its shape well. Applicable to complete the hem with a stretchable part: hats, socks, leggings, sweaters, mitts. Stages of execution:

  1. We shift the finished gum from one knitting needle towards the other along the line between them – so that the ball with the thread is on the other side of the connected part.
  2. We have the thing in the left hand. On the right is a free knitting needle..
  3. The first loop is removed on the knitting needle.
  4. A follower is reaching through it, and the former is already closed..
  5. Reception is repeated until all loops are crocheted..
  6. A ball of yarn is cut off, the tail is passed through the last loop, tightened tightly.


  • You can perform this technique with a hook, replacing it with a knitting device with fishing line.
  • This method includes, among other things, closing a row with knitting needles of a circular knitted element, regardless of diameter.

Girl knitting

On an elastic band with a needle

Another common method of finishing knitting, which is applicable for places where there is a stretch part. This is a sleeve sleeve, hosiery, a high raglan neck, and other details of clothing. The edge is elastic, rounded, looks like a factory one. The names are applied to it: a way back with a needle, tubular closure and a hem seam. You will need a thick needle with a big eye and a blunt ending. Work Stages:

  1. The thread inserted into the needle extends through the first two loops (front and edge).
  2. The first loop is transferred to the needle.
  3. The needle sticks into the second chain, pulling the already knitted first.
  4. The resulting loop is located on the needle.
  5. Having skipped the wrong loop, the needle with thread is pulled into the next front.
  6. The wrong eyelet is removed.
  7. The next face is skipped, the thread is pulled into the wrong, tightly wrapping the previous loop.
  8. The front, which is already tightened with a thread, is removed from the needle, which will not allow it to blossom.
  9. The sequence repeats until the last two loops remain.
  10. The needle passes into both at once, a loop is formed from the yarn, which tightens them tightly, securing the edge. Finishing the edge of the yarn is ready.

Elastic loop closure

This is a simple method by which the hinges are closed with knitting needles on the canvas made with the front surface or with a pattern. It is universal and applicable both to seamlessly connected simple products – shawls, scarves – and to things of a more complex style, for example, garments and their parts. In the process, it is important to pay attention to the density of the wool tension. Nakida should be uniform and not too loose. Knitting steps:

  1. The first loop is transferred to the right knitting needle, the yarn is made.
  2. The next loop fits in the pattern.
  3. The removed loop returns to the left, together with the crochet.
  4. The right knitting needle knits a loop through them along the pattern of yarn.
  5. You need to alternate the steps one by one, until complete .

With narrowing of the canvas

Closing the neck loops with knitting needles is often done with narrowing. This reduces the diameter of the end part, prevents stretching and deformation during wear and washing. Suitable when you need to knit a sleeve or its okat, it will look good on children’s things with sleeves in the shape of a flashlight. It is convenient for knitting things with raglan from the bottom up. Work Stages:

  1. First, the first two stitches are sewn together with the facial viscous.
  2. Need to stretch the fourth loop through the third.
  3. The next two are again tied together with a facial viscous – repeat step 1.
  4. Repeat Step 2.
  5. Actions are performed alternately until the end of the canvas..
  6. In a new row, two loops are knitted into one using the wrong technique.
  7. The third (last) row is done in two loops together, but with the return to the original knitting needle.Knitting

Knitting beautiful stitches with loops – a decorative way

Woolen things are not only warm, comfortable, but also beautiful. A unique look is given by little things and nice details. There are different options with decorative design. They are suitable for knitting the bottom, rounded necks, collars, but will not work where strength is primarily needed (shoulder and other seams). There are several methods that give delicate and decorative details: five loops (using a hook), pico, flowers and others. Closing loops with crochet knitting steps:

  1. Using a hook (the thickness is selected according to the thickness of the knitting needles), five loops must be pulled up from the first extreme loop.
  2. The next 4 stitches should be threaded and tied together.
  3. Alternate steps 1 and 2 until the end of the hem.
  4. Cut the yarn at the end and firmly fasten.
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