At some point in your knitting adventures you will encounter the phrase “bind-off in pattern”. The bind-off part is obvious, but it’s the “in pattern” part that may be confusing the first time you encounter it.
Binding-off in pattern simply means that you will bind-off in whatever the established stitch pattern is that you have been working in.
For example, if you had been working in a k2, p2 stitch pattern (as pictured above), then you continue working the stitches in the same manner as you bind-off the stitches. In my Audrey’s Cardigan, I bound-off in this k2, p2 pattern for my bottom hem, cuff edge and front band edges (since in all of these areas I had been working in a k2, p2 trim).
The best way to describe this in more detail is to show you! In the video below, I am binding-off my Audrey’s Cardigan pattern at the bottom hem. The hem had been worked in a k2, p2 stitch pattern, so at this particular spot in the video I am binding-off in this k2, p2 pattern:
I hope this tutorial has helped to demystify the “binding-off in pattern” process!