BEGINNING A ROW
I always slip the first stitch of every K or P row. It makes a cleaner salvage.
RIBBING – I always knit the first row then change to the ribbing pattern.
WHEN KNITTING 2 PARTS OF A GARMENT (both right and left side of a sweater) that correspond, it is advisable, if possible, to work them at the same time on the same needles, using 2 balls of yarn. That way they will be the same and there’s no counting of rows necessary.
HOW TO MAKE AN I CORD
It is very simple. You must use 2 double pointed needles.
Cast on 3 stitches. TIP: More if you want a thicker cord..
Knit the stitches.
Do not turn the work, but push the stitches to the other end of the dp needle.
Knit the stitches, pulling the yarn from the last stitch in back to the new beginning in front. TIP: Make sure you pull the first stitch tight.
Repeat till the cord is the length you want it.
With a large eyed needle pull the yarn through all the stitches and cut.
Using the yarn from the beginning and end to attach the cord.
Weave in the yarn from both ends.
(MB = make bobble: k into front, back, front, back of next st [making 4 st inc]. Turn work, p4 [sts just made]. Turn work, k4. Turn work, p2 tog twice. Turn, k2 tog)
Rows 1 & 5: (RS) knit
Rows 2,4 & 6: purl
Row 3: *k4, MB *, rep bet *, end with K5 (do not make a bobble in the edge stitch)
Repeat these 6 rows for pattern.
This is exactly what i do – so nice to see others doing the same thing.