From the TECHknitter
For transitions from ribbing to stockinette or other pattern stitches:
- On the last row of ribbing, slip every knit stitch “open” or “purlwise” and purl every purl stitch.
- Switch to the larger needle size and begin stockinette or other pattern stitches.
For patterns with increases evenly across the last row of ribbing, increase on the purl stitches. The simple loop can be used —will leave a lump but eventually will blend in. And is not unstable because it is only one loose stitch between firm stitches.
Reverse the process for knitting top-down.
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