+-*Binding off in pattern is a technique often used when finishing a rib pattern. By binding off knits as knits and purls as purls you can keep your project from flaring as well as making the bind off a little neater and less obvious.
+-*The Knit Return Pass Return decrease is a variation of a right-leaning decrease. This can serve as a substitution for a k2tog. It pairs nicely with some of the slip-stitch left leaning decreases-- try it out and see what you think!