To join JSSBO when you are working in the round, before cutting the yarn, follow these instructions (here’s a video!) to make a nearly invisible transition from beginning to end of the round.
- Use the tip of the right needle to pick up the loop at the base of the first bind off;
- Pull yarn through to make a new stitch on the right needle; and
- Bind off the final stitch using the 2 sts now on the right needle.
- Cut yarn and pull through.
Although it can’t even up the ends completely, it does make a much nicer ending.
When you finish the join JSSBO, thread the yarn tail into a bent-tip or tapestry needle and make a fake BO stitch if needed to fill in on the surface. Watch the video!
For more about JSSBO, see JSSBO or Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.
For more about working ITR, see ITR in the round.