WASTE YARN TUBULAR CAST ON
Why Use The waste yarn tubular cast-on?
Tubular cast-ons provide a neat edge for 1×1 (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.
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.
Using the working yarn, knit the first stitch.
Repeat steps 2 & 3 until all stitches have been worked, knitting the final stitch.
Turn work. * Slip one stitch purlwise with yarn in front, knit one; repeat from * until all stitches have been worked, slipping the final stitch.
Turn work. *Knit one stitch, slip one stitch with yarn in front; repeat from * knitting the final stitch.
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.
CHOOSE A COLOR & TRY THIS TECHNIQUE
Yarn shown is Shibui Knits Drift in Ash and Tar.