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aqueous18 10-26-2010 11:57 AM

Help with stretched ribbing
 
So I made a test Cabled Fingerless glove with a basic cable pattern with 1x1 ribbing around the wrist. It sews up the seam. The test glove turned out really nice, but I foresee a problem with it. I have really small wrists and the ribbing seems to stretch out pretty far. When it fit nearly perfect at first, now it looks too big around the wrist. There are no decreases in this pattern. Any ideas how to make the ribbing tighter? Or maybe an idea to make decreases for the rib part?

Jan in CA 10-26-2010 12:30 PM

What kind of yarn are you using?

aqueous18 10-26-2010 12:36 PM

It calls for Worsted. I just used some leftover I had. I think it was Moreno.

suzeeq 10-26-2010 02:02 PM

Merino? Thats a wool yarn and should unstretch when you wash it. Just get the cuffs wet and smoosh the ribbing back small and let dry.

Jan in CA 10-26-2010 02:39 PM

If your wrist is really small you may have to make a smaller size, too.

MerigoldinWA 10-26-2010 02:54 PM

Is the ribbing just around the wrist and then changes to something else after that? If so you could cast on a few less stitches and work the ribbing and then on the first row of the next part increase evenly across to the number of stitches you need.

aqueous18 10-26-2010 05:21 PM

The cable part is knitted first and it ends with about 8 rows of the ribbing. My wrists are really small, but the hand part fits perfectly that's why I'm hesitant to make them completely smaller. I'm going to try wetting it and see what happens.

My friend wants a pair so I'm going to make her some that are acrylic and see how it goes.


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