The Invisible Ribbed Bind Off For 1×1 Rib
I'm almost done putting my toe-up socks video e-book together, and I wanted to give you a sneak peek of my favorite technique:
The stretchy, hemmed-edge invisible ribbed bind-off.
Here's how to do it (written instructions below the video):
To do the invisible ribbed bind-off, cut a long tail of at least 6 times the circumference of the project you want to bind off. Thread the tail on a tapestry needle.
- go purlwise into stitch 1 (the stitch closest to the needle-tip)
- go knitwise FROM THE BACK into stitch 2.
Identify stitches 1, 2, 3, and 4. These labels do not change until you finish the repeat.
1) go knitwise into stitch 1, remove stitch from needle
2) go purlwise into stitch 3
3) go purlwise into stitch 2, remove stitch from needle
4) go knitwise FROM THE BACK into stitch 4
An easy mantra to repeat:
1) knit off purl,
2) purl off knit
Here's an illustration of the steps of the invisible ribbed bind off that has proved to be really helpful for some of my students.
If this invisible ribbed bind off tutorial was helpful, please post in the comments!
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Related Course: I Love Bind-Offs
"This guide makes it possible to find the perfect bind-off for any project & to approach the end of a project with confidence." -Sarah E. White, Editor of About.com Knitting