On Friday, I waxed poetic about the tubular cast-on and tubular bind-off. How they look the same, how they’re perfectly stretchy, and how they are ideal for cuffs and collars. But, I didn’t show you any examples.
Now, it’s time for me to put my money where my mouth is (metaphorically speaking. I don’t have enough money laying around to just start eating it).
Behold, the hem and the collar of my (almost finished) Stellar’s Jay Cardigan.
See how they match perfectly? The k1p1 ribbing makes a lovely subtle edging, and the tubular cast-on/bind-off stops the sweater from pulling even a little bit. Sure, my perfect edges are something that only an obsessive knitter would notice, but as a slightly obsessive knitter, they’re something that makes me very happy.