It depends on the width.
k4,p4 in a multiple of 8 would be k4,p4 on the next row, too.
If you start with a k4 and end with a k4 for balance, then you'd have to start with a p4, k4, and end with a p4.
Knit the knits and purl the purls covers every possibility.
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