Hi, there. Currently working a cardigan pattern in a 1 by 1 rib, easy enough. However, there are extra stitches at the beginning and end that are complicating things!
On the RS row, I slip the first stitch knitwise, then begin working K1 P1 and end the row with 2 knit stitches. On the reverse, I do the same but slip the first stitch purlwise, then purl and then K1 P1 until I reach the end where I additionally purl the last stitch.
My pattern suggests to do the two prep rows, bind off the first stitch and then begin the tubular bind off. A little confused as to how I bind off just one stitch before doing a tubular bind off.
If I bind off the one stitch, that leaves me with an uneven amount of stitches. I am also confused as the last two stitches of the RS row are both knit stitches.
Any advice? Am I thinking too much about this and should I just do the tubular bind off til the end, despite the last two stitches being knits? Any help greatly appreciated!