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12-06-2010, 09:40 PM
I am attempting to make a baby cardigan.
It tells me to:
'Rib 4 *inc. in next st., rib 6, rep. from * to last 5 sts., inc. in next st., rib 4. (74sts)'
I have absolutely no idea what this means and was wondering if someone could help me out?
Looking on the internet it seemed like the rib stitch was a knit purl stitch but to me, the pattern isn't saying that.

12-06-2010, 10:56 PM
The 'rib 4' and 'rib 6' means to work that many stitches in the rib pattern. The 'inc in next stitch' is to do a kfb. So you work 4 sts in the rib pattern, kfb, work 6 in the rib, kfb rib 6 stitches, etc. ending with 4 sts in the ribbing. Your pattern should earlier have set up whether this is a k, p or k2 p2 or some other ribbing.