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01-14-2005, 12:26 PM
I'm almost finished knitting a 2x2 ribbed scarf but now I'm stuck. I need to bind off but I don't know how to go about doing it. Do I bind off in the ribbed pattern (switching the yarn back and forth to the front and back when it does in the pattern), or do I bind off the way I would with a normal straight knit scarf (keeping the yarn at the back the whole time). Help!

01-14-2005, 03:33 PM
My favorite BO for ribbing is the first one you described. Knit the knit stitch, and bind it off; purl the purl stitch, and bind it off. There's a picture and video on the BO page ("Basic Knit BO, alternating with Basic Purl BO").


01-14-2005, 10:57 PM
Yep, I agree with Amy and always bind-off "in pattern." It looks neater and isn't really any more difficult.

01-15-2005, 02:37 AM
Me too on binding off in pattern...so the bind off blends and lays the same as the rest of the pattern.