The tubular bind off goes hand in hand with the cast on of the same name. Ideal for K1, P1 ribbing. It leaves no ridge and therefore conforms to the ribbing.
The movements for this technique happen repeatedly over four stitches. Cut the working yarn, leaving a tail approximately three times the width of your finished piece of knitting. Thread the yarn onto a yarn needle.
*Draw the needle and yarn through the first stitch from left to right and drop the stitch off of the needle.
Insert the needle from right to left into the second stitch on the left needle.
Now back up and insert the needle from right to left into the first stitch on the left needle and drop the stitch off of the needle.
Finally, draw the needle through the second stitch on the needle knitwise from the back side. This can be accomplished in two steps by doing the following: 1. Draw the yarn in between the first two stitches from front to back.
2. Insert the yarn needle knitwise into the second stitch.