I’m getting ready to do the neck shaping in a bodice that is a 1x1 rib. The pattern says work 12 sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 10 sts for neck, work to end. Do I bind off in pattern or does it matter ? There will be a picot edge around the neck and armholes.
Do I bind off in pattern or does it matter ? There will be a picot edge around the neck and armholes.
It does not matter since you will be picking up stitches for the picot edging.
However…[I]because[/I] you will be picking up stitches later, you may want to do your decreases 1 or 2 stitches in from neck edge. This will give you a nice smooth edge to pick up stitches from, instead of a choppy edge.
This method is just for looks…has nothing to do with function.
It will look better if you BO in pattern. Also, a 1x1 rib BO makes the edge lie straight rather than on one side as it does with a knit BO.