That CO is one of the ones I did try, though instead of knitting the picked up purl bumps, I turned them on the needle and purled them so they would some out stockinette. Those stitches came out looking fine, but I noticed the edge looked rather poor, with a visible “bar” between the edge stitches. So, should I just k1 p1 like shown until the tube is complete and then continue in stockinette?
I think what confuses me most about the CO and BO are that they involve working with alternating knits and purls, so I’m not sure how to translate that to stockinette. For the BO, slip every other stitch purl-wise? Gah. I woke up an hour ago and this is still going over my head.
By the way, that Spongebob is pretty ridiculous, in an awesome way.