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WASTE YARN TUBULAR CAST ON

 
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Why Use The waste yarn tubular cast-on?

Tubular cast-ons provide a neat edge for 1├Ś1 (k1,p1) ribbing. Although there are numerous ways of achieving this clean edge, the waste yarn tubular cast-on is simple, consists of just five rows and, most importantly, creates an edge in a tension consistent with the ribbing gauge.

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Step 1

Cast on the required number of stitches using the Crochet Provisional Cast-On. Be sure to chain a few extra stitches to keep the end secure.

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Step 2

Using the working yarn, knit the first stitch.

 
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Step 3

Yarn over.

Step 4

Repeat steps 2 & 3 until all stitches have been worked, knitting the final stitch.

 

Step 5

Turn work. * Slip one stitch purlwise with yarn in front, knit one; repeat from * until all stitches have been worked, slipping the final stitch.

Step 6

Turn work. *Knit one stitch, slip one stitch with yarn in front; repeat from * knitting the final stitch.

 

Step 7

Repeat steps 5 & 6 one more time: 4 rows worked.

Transition to (K1, P1) Ribbing

If you are working in the round: join by knitting the first and last stitches together; continue in ribbing by *p1, k1; repeat from * until all stitches have been worked, purling the final stitch. Continue the ribbing as established or instructed by the pattern.

If you are working flat: begin ribbing on the next row (a wrong side row) as follows: *p1, k1; repeat from * until all stitches have been worked, purling the final stitch. Continue the ribbing as established or instructed by the pattern.

 

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Yarn shown is Shibui Knits Drift in Ash and Tar.