I started the re-making process by choosing my treatment - replace edge section (knit off downwards) - and the area of the garment I would work on - the cuff. The advice for the treatment told me that with such a fine knit (60 st/10cm), a 2-step decrease would be needed for the transition from existing to new fabric.
Then, I started knitting, experimenting with bobbles, stripes and slipped stitches, and testing my tension. I'd had the idea of using some of the unravelled cuff yarn in a stripe, so I used a yarn of a similar colour in my samples. I learnt as I went along, and used more photocopies to help me:
I measured the length and width of the old cuff. Then, I picked up the open stitches using a 0.7mm needle. I counted the stitches, and did some figuring out: how to place my design centrally and symmetrically, and how often to decrease to create the correct cuff shape.
I unravelled the old cuff a little, ironed it straight, and placed four strands together. I liked the re-used yarn so much, that I revised my design while I was knitting, to include a extra stripe.
I worked the rib without sampling - I figured that if I didn't like it, I could easily rip it back and re-knit. Happily, it turned out just right. I worked a stretchy cast off and finally stitched the seam using mattress stitch, and tidied away the ends:
Check out the next step: add frills.