During my recent vacation I knitted two pairs of Sneaker Socks. To bind off stitches of the first pair, I used the yarn over bind off method that forms a stretchy edge and is amazingly easy to make (as it was my vacation, I chose to stick to the very simple methods :-).
With all the benefits of the yarn over bind off, it has one disadvantage – it looks a bit bulky with the ribbing. So when it was time to bind off the stitches of the second pair of socks, I was looking for a way to make the yarn over bind off neater and more in line with the rib pattern.
After a bit of research and testing, I did find a small adjustment that turns the yarn over bind off into a beautiful elastic ribbing-friendly method.
In this tutorial, we’ll see how we can make a neater variation of this easy type of bind off in five simple steps.
This approach works equally well for all types of ribbing. Simply remember to make a regular yarn over in front of every purl stitch and a reverse yarn over in front of the knits.
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