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This instruction comes from a knitting bag pattern by knitkit.com.
Imagine that you have been knitting in the round. The "first marker"
referred to indicates where the round begins. Here goes:
"Knit Cord Bind Off: (A double pointed needle used as the working
needle can make binding off easier. Drop the right end of the circular
needle out of the way and use it as a stitch holder.)
Cast 3 stitches onto the right needle at the first marker using a
backward loop cast-on. Transfer them to the left needle (The yarn will
be attached to the 3rd stitch from the end.)
Stretch the yarn across the back of the work [the 3 stitches you just
cast on] and knit the 1st stitch on the needle.
Knit the next cast-on stitch.
Knit the 3rd cast-on stitch and the first bag stitch together through
the back loops. This binds off one bag stitch.
*Replace the three stitches just made from the right needle back onto
- Repeat the process of stretching the yarn across the back of the
three stitches and knitting them. Remember to knit the third stitch
with the fourth (bag stitch). This knit cord bind off gives the bag a
Stitches can be picked up around the top of the bag and cast off in
knit cord again. This creates a more pronounced edge. .."
Let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, enjoy!