Video: In-Pattern Bind-Off for 1×1 Rib
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This is a fast, easy bind-off that is minimally stretchy when used on ribbing.
It’s the same thing as the Standard Bind-Off “top” variation, done by alternating knit and purl stitches to make an edge that faces up.
I would consider it “required reading” for beginning knitters.
- Work 1st stitch as it is: if it’s a K stitch, knit it; if it’s a purl stitch, purl it. This is called "working even."
- Work next st even.
- BO 1.
- Repeat steps 2-3 across.
- Cut yarn and pull through last st.
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This bind-off a particularly good choice to use on a project like a 1x1-ribbed scarf where you want the scarf to lay flat but you don’t really need it to stretch.
Also, if you want to seam a piece of ribbing to another piece of ribbing, this would be a good bind-off to use before you seam the pieces up. This bind-off, like many bind-offs in this section, is reversible.
That’s because when you bind-off doing 1x1 rib, the chain of bound-off stitches lays flat along the top of the work, making this bind-off essentially double-sided.
You can do this bind-off on any fabric to make the edge lay flat.
Used on Stockinette stitch, this bind-off has more relative stretch than it does on ribbing.