Originally Posted by crocee
OK todays project is the K5, P5, K5, P5 that Jan suggested. Since I do the long tail CO the first row will already be knitted. Do I need to do another row of knit or just start the K&P pattern? I also knit Conti will this matter to the pattern?
Continental is just one way to knit, it makes no difference in a pattern.
Most people do not consider the CO the first row even if they use long tail.
Just cast on a multiple of 10 if you want to do the k5, p5 rib. That way it'll come out even on the end. Although it really doesn't matter for practice it's good to know. So here you go...
1. k5, p5 across
I'm not going to tell you what comes after you turn.. really look at the stitches and learn what they look like like I showed in the sample. Remember that to rib you "knit the knits and purl the purls." Come back if you need more help.