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Old 06-01-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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Neck and armhole bind off with ribbing
I'm knitting a ribbed openwork tank from Vermont designs and need to know about the bind off for the neck and armholes. The instructions only say to bind off, not, 'bind-off in pattern.'
Should I to follow the design pattern in binding off or do a straight bind off?
After joining the shoulders and underarm seams, stitches are picked up to finish the tank.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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Personally, if the edges that are binding off are to be used for seaming or for picking up stitches, I always do a regular knit bind off so that the edge is uniform. I find it easier if every stitch is the same.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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If you don't bind off in pattern, you may make the edge wider or narrower. Doing a standard bo over ribbing will open of the edge making it wider/flatter. May or may not be noticeable.

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The pattern added 2 rows of p from the PO stitches around the neck and armholes, then a p bind off. I just wanted to get this thing right since it is my first complete garment. Not perfect, but more than I thought possible!

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