(Italian Style)

Using a tail of waste yarn rather of different color from that chosen for the work, cast on half the number of stitches desidered plus one more. Using the yarn chosen beg first row as follows: K1, *yo, K1**, rep * to ** until you get the stitches number required, end with K1. 2nd row: P1, *knit K1 in yo loop of 1st row, bring yarn forward and slip one stitch, yarn to back**, rep from* to **, end with P1.
3rd row: K1, knit in K slipped stitches and slip with yarn forward stitches knitten in row below, end K1. Work in tubular stitch for 4-5 rows, then knit 1/1 rib as usual until lenght required. Before assembling pieces remove waste yarn.