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Single rib (1x1 OR K1-P1)
Knitting - Basic Techniques

Alternate knit-stitches and purl-stitches lengthwise. When working in rows, the wrong side shows the stitches are reversed. Single-rib fabric stretches widthwise, and because the edges are stable, it’s a very useful fabric for edges of garments. When working in single rib, cast on in pattern (the stitches are rib stitches from the beginning).

Single-rib cast-on—with 2 knit stitches at the right edge, and 1 knit stitch at the left edge

Using waste yarn and a crochet hook, chain the required number of stitches.

Change to main yarn, then insert a knitting needle into the back of the chain stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.

Continue as shown and pick up the second stitch from the edge, then every other stitch across.
Purl. When working the first stitch, place a marker on the yarn (see illustration). Purl as usual for stockinette stitch.
Knit (right-side facing)
With wrong-side facing, slip the first (edge) stitch to the right-hand needle, then insert the right-hand needle into the marked stitch (the yarn from the first row) and pull it up.
Slip the 2 stitches from step 5 back to the left-hand needle.
Purl the 2 stitches together.
With the right-hand needle, pick up and knit the first main yarn purl bump from Row 1.
Remove the marker. Purl the next stitch from the needle.
Pick up and knit the next purl bump from Row 1, as in step 8.
Repeat steps 9 and 10 across to the last stitch; move the last stitch to the right-hand needle (1). Use the left-hand needle to place the last purl bump from Row 1 onto the right-hand needle (2).
Slip the last stitch (1) and the purl bump (2) from the right-hand needle to the left-hand needle, and purl the 2 stitches together.
The cast-on is complete. Begin working from the symbol chart to work single rib. The cast-on stitches count as 2 rows. Shown right-side facing.
Remove the waste yarn after working 4 or 5 rows of single rib.








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