Tubular bind off is probably the best way to close stitches of ribbing. It forms a neat edge without a ridge and with the same elasticity as the rib fabric. The edge looks as if it doesn’t end, but rather flows to the other side of the work.
We’ve already discussed how to make this edge when we bind off stitches of a “knit 1, purl 1” ribbing.
In this tutorial, we’ll see how we can do it when we finish a 2×2 rib.
Tubular bind off has a very pleasant rhythm, and the process is the same for joining stitches of a fabric worked back and forth and the one worked in the round.
The only difference is that when we join stitches of a seamless project, we skip step 0 and finish by joining the last and the first knit stitches of the round on the right side of the work, and then joining the last and the first knit stitches on the wrong side of the work.
This will create a seamless joggles join at the end of the round.
The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #6. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (370 pages!) with this and 43 other tutorials included in the collection.
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If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:
“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book
Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.
“Neat Side Edges” Book
Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.
Dealing with Unfinished Projects
Dictionary of Knitting Symbols and Abbreviations – E-Book
Eastern (Russian) Knitting Simplified
How to Shape Neckline Without Binding Off Stitches – E-Book