How to knit toe-up socks with an after thought heel - Part 2: Ribbed bind off
Toe up socks with the stretchy bind ff (1Ribbed and Sewn)
Here is the part 2 of the toe-up sock knitting tutorial: knit the ribbing and stretchy bind off. In the video, we are showing 2 ways of stretchy bind off. First, the 1 x 1 ribbing bind off or ribbed bind off. It creates a stretchy bind off following the knit and purl pattern. Second, the Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind-off. This is a simple and stretchy bind off. Both methods don't leave a flare-up like some of the stretchy binds off methods.
In the next part, we will show you how to cut open the heel, pick up stitches and knit the afterthought heel.
See the Part 1 of the 3 video series if you missed it. Enjoy!
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This is the part 2 of the toe-up socks knitting tutorial with a link to our YouTube video. It shows 2 ways of stretchy bind-off: 1. 1 x 1 ribbed bind off (ribbing bind off) and 2. Sewn bind-off.
Here is an easier way to knit socks. It is knitted toe-up, with a Turkish cast on, increase stitches until the right circumference, continue the tube knitting with ribbing at the end. Try it on and find the place for the heels. Cut the yarn and knit an afterthought heels. Done.