Tubular Bind Off

The Tubular Bind Off is pretty much identical to the Tubular Cast On, so it wasn’t surprising that I had similar problems with it. My 2 inch swatch stretched to 4.5 inches, but it didn’t snap back.


That’s an obnoxious feature of the Tubular BO, but it does have its perks. It is a very good looking bind off and it matches the cast on method perfectly so it is handy for projects that are knit in multiple directions. I wish I had thought about this before I started my Audrey in Unst. The body is knit bottom up and the sleeves are knit top down so the edges won’t quite match perfectly with the CO and BO methods I used.


As you probably know, the Tubular Bind Off is a sewn bind off. I find sewn bind offs to be a bit fiddly and I’m one of those people who has to look up directions for kitchener stitch every time I use it. That makes this method kind of obnoxious for me, but I can still see myself using it where things need to look as perfect as possible.

This was the last in my series of Stretchy BOs. I’m thinking of doing button holes next, but I haven’t swatched anything yet so I’m open to other suggestions! I’d really like to do a crochet related Mini Series, but I can’t figure out what to do a series of for that.






7 responses to “Tubular Bind Off”

  1. Buttonholes! I’m in the process of designing a cardigan that I want to have a front button closure and I just don’t have a buttonhole method I’m crazy about.

  2. How about addressing the various increases? I have made a few things lately that just say “increase” and then leave you to look up which one to use. I improvised while away at the beach with no internet and none of my books. It would be cool to see the variety and why you might choose one over another.

  3. Buttonholes would be a good one! I’ve done them but they still scare me.

  4. Buttonholes would be neat.
    This would require a bit more work, but maybe a series on pocket styles?

    1. Andi

      Pocket styles would be awesome, but that’s definitely something that would have to wait until Christmas or even next summer break.

  5. Great series! I’ve very much enjoyed it.

    I don’t think anything could beat the one-row buttonhole but I’ll be intrigued to find out if you can prove me wrong 🙂

  6. I definitely think button holes would be a next great step!

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