Now that I know what a basque is... It certainly is possible, though I would caution about twisting stitches when transferring the ribbing to circulars to complete the body.
Most of the machine knitting patterns I've seen work the body on the machine, and pick up stitches to work the ribbing by hand. Necklines on a machine are tricksy buggers...
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to catch up on my knitting after my HS reunion weekend
“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
― Elizabeth Zimmerman