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.
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