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Alternating Cable Cast-On
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Alternating Long-Tail Cast-On
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Alternating Old Norwegian (Twisted German) Cast-On
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Alternating Old Norwegian (Twisted German) Cast-On shown on 2x2 rib

To do the cast-on for ribbing as shown in the picture, do the knit and purl versions in whatever combination your ribbing is in (1×1, 2×3, etc.).

Cable Bind-Off for 2×2 Rib
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Italian Tubular Cast-On for 2×2 Rib
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This cast-on is special in that it has a matching bind-off: the Kitchener Double-Rib Bind-Off.

Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for 2×2 Rib
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The first bind-off I adapted for 2×2 rib was Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off. As predicted for this versatile bind-off, it worked great.

Because it is derived from Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off for 1×1 Rib, if you’ve already learned that bind-off, this one should be really easy. You just repeat each move for either the knit stitch or the purl stitch one more time in order to do two knit stitches and two purl stitches.

This means that, by extrapolation, you can also do this bind-off for 1×3 rib, or 3×1 rib, or any combination of knit-and-purl ribbing.

Based on: Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off for 1×1 Rib.

Kitchener Double-Rib Bind-Off
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Kitchener Double-Rib Bind-Off

The trick to this bind off (and it’s only a little scary) is to take the stitches off the needle and slide them onto two needles – one needle into the knits (which will naturally come forward) and one needle into the purls (which naturally recede).

Then all that remains is to bind off the stitches with Kitchener Stitch (which I show you in this tutorial as well as in its own place in this course).

Take it from me that this technique is about 100 times easier than the Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off for 2×2 Rib.

Tillybuddy’s Cast-On
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