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How do you cast off a 2×2 rib stretchy?

How do you cast off a 2×2 rib stretchy?


  1. Knit two stitches.
  2. Knit these two stitches on your right needle together through the back loop (k2tog tbl) by inserting your left needle into them again.
  3. Purl 1 stitch.
  4. Purl the two stitches on your right needle together (p2tog).
  5. Purl another stitch and p2tog the two stitches (so repeat steps 3+4).

Is i cord binding stretchy?

This is a great intermediate bind-off that puts a round decorative column along the edge of your stitches to be bound off. The nice thing about this bind-off is that not only is it decorative, it’s also pretty stretchy.

Do you always bind off in pattern?

Ultimately whether you choose to bind off in pattern or in the regular way is up to you! Some knitters like the look of a bold regular bind off while others favour the subtlety of an edge bound off in pattern.

Is there another way to bind off 2×2 ribbing?

There IS another way to bind off 2X2 Ribbing but the steps are different from the 1X1 Tubular BO so you have to remember a whole other set of steps. In this method, you simply convert your 2X2 Rib to 1X1, then perform your Tubular BO. I am not saying this method is better than other ways. It’s just the method I personally prefer. I hope you agree!

How do you cast on cable for 2×2 ribbing?

Simply insert the tip of the right needle into the 2nd stitch along, from the front, and slip both stitches off the needle.

How to cast on and bind off for tubular cast on?

Hold the needles in your left hand with the purl stitches on the back needle and the knit stitches on the front needle. The working yarn should be coming from the purl stitches. Insert the tapestry needle into the first knit stitch on the front knitting needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through. Leave the stitch on the knitting needle.

Which is the best cast on for ribbing?

My favourite cast-on for ribbing is absolutely the Alternate Cable cast-on. Since I’ve been teaching it, and including it in my patterns, I’ve learnt that it isn’t a very well known method, which surprises me, especially as it is so much quicker and easier than any of its tubular cast-on cousins.