|4 perfect pieces!|
To shortrow/decrease with ravel cord and deal with needles out of work:
|4- pull out ravel cord|
|5 - manually knit same size row|
Take the main yarn and hand knit those stitches as close to main tension as you can get, going from left to right. Now, on those same stitches, hand knit a loose row (larger than main tension) right to left. Chain off those stitches from right to left, ending at the new edge of the work and place the last stitch on the new end needle to anchor. Re-thread and continue knitting!
|6 - manually knit loose row|
Hope this makes sense!
You may notice marks of the needle bed to indicate every 9th stitch repeat for the ruffly rib - I found this invaluable - use a non-permanent water soluble marker that is easy to remove with a moistened Q-tip.
|7 - cast off|
Machine knit like you could earn a living at it! ;-)