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What needles are out of work?

I was recently working with a knitter who asked:
Tuck lace: How do I know what needles to put out of work?
Tuck Lace : Stitch pattern combining tuck stitch with needles out of work (both single and double bed)

We were working with this stitch pattern:

TIP:Stitch patterns are automatically centered on the needlebed - start by identifying 0

The red line indicates "0" and the "O" symbol on the chart chart indicates that needles Right 1 and 6 Plus Left 5 need to be out of work. But both of us were having trouble visualizing how to repeat the needle selection across the row.

Once I copied the stitch pattern and made 2 repeats, things became a bit more clear.
To help visualize the stitch pattern,I highlighted the needles that will be KNITTING.

Stitch world #290 Tuck lace

Once we established the needle sequence, using a Knit it Now Cheat sheet made selecting the out of work needles easier. We were able to accurately set up the entire needlebed.
By using a Knit it Now Cheat Sheet, I make a template to more easily select the needles to be put in out of work position across the row.