Ribbing Worked First

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Step 1: Bring forward required number of stitches for garment section. For this tutorial, we will presume that this piece has an even number of stitches. Beginning with 3rd needle from right edge, return every other needle back to pos. A (out of work). Cast on over remaining needles with waste yarn. Hang cast on comb. Set tension (Stitch Dial) to "R" . Knit approximately 1", ending with carriage on left. Knit 1 row ravel cord. Carriage is now on right.
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Step 2: Change to main color yarn. Knit 3 rows. On right edge of knitting, pick up the loop between the first two stitches, just above the ravel cord. Hang this on the end working needle, forming a long loop. Hang edge weights.
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Step 3: Bring the alternate needles (the ones that were pushed back to pos A in step 1) out to pos B. They will now knit. Set row counter to 000. Knit 8 rows. Depending on the yarn, it may be necessary to increase the tension (Stitch Dial) one or two numbers.
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Step 4: Remove cast on comb and edge weights. Drop stitch off 3rd needle from right edge (bring needle all the way forward, then push all the way back, and stitch will slip off.) Run it all the way down to the ravel cord. Insert the latch tool under the first bar of main color in the run. Skip over the top of the next 2 bars. Catch the 4th bar in the latch hook.
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Step 5: Pull the latch tool back towards you, allowing the first bar to slip off the hook. This forms a new stitch.
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Step 6: Catch the next bar of yarn (the next "rung" in the ladder) with the latch tool. Pull it back towards you, through the stitch which is already on the latch tool, forming a new stitch. Repeat until all bars have been relatched.
Repeat this proceedure for every other stitch across. Ribbing is now completed. Set tension as required for main garment, and continue with pattern.


For a slightly different effect at the cast on edge (the visual difference is subtle), work steps 1-3 above.
ribbing
Step 4: Remove cast on comb and edge weights. Drop stitch off 3rd needle from right edge (bring needle all the way forward, then push all the way back, and stitch will slip off.) Run it all the way down to the ravel cord. Insert the latch tool under the first 2 bars of main color in the run. Catch the 3rd bar in the latch hook. Pull latch tool down and under the 2 main color bars, then slide loop down behind the latch.
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Step 5: Catch the next bar of yarn (the next "rung" in the ladder) with the latch tool. Pull it back towards you, through the stitch which is already on the latch tool, forming a new stitch. Repeat until all bars have been relatched. Repeat this proceedure for every other stitch across. Ribbing is now completed. Set tension as required for main garment, and continue with pattern.


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