Originally Posted by MerigoldinWA
A long time ago the lady who owned a local yarn shop here told me that actually the first row after a LTCO should be a purl row (this is flat knitting). This makes the work more overall flat on the knit side and places all of what I call the "purl bumps" on one side. But you can begin working a knit row after the LTCO if you want to and you can certainly do K1, P1 ribbing beginning with either a K or a P without it causing any trouble. Woring in the round doesn't change that. You can start right off with st st after a LTCO or do a ribbing and get no problems.
I certainly have never seen this to be the case. I wonder if what you are calling a LTCO is not really a LTCO.
Well I though it was a LTCO (working flat) and Amy does include the note about purling after the LTCO (as it would be row 2 and WS). But, hey, I'm new to knitting so I get one free pass on making mistakes right?
Perhaps I am thinking on the single cast on (also called backward loop) CO. I remember that one kept growing a long float between my left and right needle! I hadn't dropped any stitches because the count on the left (to be knit) and the count of the right (already knit) added up to the total sts CO.
The only CO video here on KH that I can find now with a k p rib variation is the cable CO (and maybe the knit CO) but I didn't check that.
So maybe my memory banks are getting half-zimers (I only forget half the details, or half the time).