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Lin 09-17-2011 08:26 AM

Ribbing
 
Hi, I just started a new project....
BODY PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 177-sts (includes 8 front band sts each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 6 mm / US 10 with 1 thread of each quality. Continue as follows from RS: 2 garter sts, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, (= front band), 161- stockinette sts, and finish with P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, 2 garter sts (= front band). Work 1 more row like this and continue as follows from RS: 2 garter sts, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, (= front band), rib K1/P1 on the next -160sts and finish with P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, 2 garter sts (= front band).
My confusion is...where was there a decrease of one stitch for the ribbing?? Thanks all!!


salmonmac 09-17-2011 09:10 AM

Yes, the disappearing stitch. I don't see a decrease either. I would knit 2tog somewhere in the last row of stockinette before the rib instructions to get to 160sts.

suzeeq 09-17-2011 09:20 AM

160 could be a typo, but maybe the typo is leaving out the dec because why else would they put the st number in unless they had you change it.

Lin 09-17-2011 09:39 AM

Yes, it could be a typo and that is what I thought...but then the ribbing will be off, no?? Ribbing requires an even amount of stitches, right??

aprilbetty 09-17-2011 09:47 AM

I would do k1, p1 . . . and end with k1, for the 161 sts. Then the last border p1,k1, etc.

Lin 09-17-2011 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aprilbetty (Post 1330027)
I would do k1, p1 . . . and end with k1, for the 161 sts. Then the last border p1,k1, etc.

?? I'm not sure what you are referring to!!

salmonmac 09-17-2011 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lin (Post 1330025)
Yes, it could be a typo and that is what I thought...but then the ribbing will be off, no?? Ribbing requires an even amount of stitches, right??

Yes, that's why I think they want you do work on an even number of sts, ending with a P1 before doing the front band which starts k1.

fatoldladyinpjs 09-17-2011 11:00 AM

It's a typo or a poorly written pattern. If you do that decrease in the middle of the sweater it will be obvious. I suggest you do it two stitches before the button band begins. If you do it on the band where the buttons are supposed to be sewn, the band with the buttonholes will cover it and you won't notice it.

Incidentally, this is a knitting cheat that I use all the time. If I'm casting on a lot of stitches, sometimes when knitting that first row I find that I miscounted and I'm either one stitch over or under. I'm not about to rip it all out and cast on again. I'll just knit the last two stitches together if I have one too many and m1 right before the last stitch if I'm under to get my count correct.

suzeeq 09-17-2011 11:21 AM

Yes, it probably should be 160 sts for the ribbing.

salmonmac 09-17-2011 12:58 PM

If you haven't already started the sweater, why not just use 160 sts between the bands and avoid the decrease altogether? If you have already started, don't worry about the decrease, lots of patterns call for a decrease when you change between ribbing and stockinette or vice versa.


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