Pup chewed my project so I need help grafting a 3x1 rib pattern

Hello, this is my first post, although I’m a frequent lurker. I am making the side slip cloche from [U]Boutique Knits[/U]. I just finished the band when my 6 month old puppy grabbed it and chewed right through the middle. I think I can pick up the undamaged stitches from both pieces and graft it together again, but the pattern is a 3x1 rib. I’ve seen posts on the how to modify the kitchener stitch to accommodate other rib patterns, but I can’t figure out how to apply it for what I’m working on. Thank you!

Do you mean you want to graft it side to side? Kitchener doesn’t work that way, only end to end; you may need to seam it instead. Or start over…

no…sorry that my orig post wasn’t clear. The band is knit first and when worn, the stitches run horizontally. the hat is constructed by picking up stitches along the side of the band and worked in the round (I hadn’t started this part yet) The band pattern only repeats 4 times, so when the dog bit through the middle, it tore into two pieces. Here’s a link to a photo of the finished hat. It’s the one featured on the cover. It might be easier to see it than to rely on my explanation.http://www.interweavestore.com/Knitting/Books/Boutique-Knits.html Thank you!

Ahh so the ribbing is done vertically, not across. I haven’t done kitchener, but in articles and tutorials I’ve seen, looks like you could do it on a 3x1 rib pattern - treat it like 1x1 ribbing combined with stockinette.

Here’s a great link to an answer from Amy on grafting 2x2 rib and perhaps you can apply the same logic to the 3x3.