Have you ever short-rowed ribbing? Want to try it out on something easy and useful?
This mitered ribbing sample is great for a button band or an edging. This one is easy, I promise - you will set both carriages for short rows, and you'll use the edge weight hangers to keep pressure on the needles in work. You could do this on any machine with a ribbing attachment.
I first hand knitted it in about 1979 for a button band, and I subsequently started using it in machine knit projects. I've demonstrated this simple technique at seminars for several years: