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Old 06-05-2009, 09:14 AM   #2
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Ribbing wants to pull in- it's just the nature of the beast. It's also very stretchy, which is why it's used for hat brims, sock cuffs, around the neck of a sweater etc.

My first question would be what type of yarn are you using? If you're using wool yarn, you might have a hope of blocking it when you're finished. The main issue with this is that you will have to really stretch it and pin it out and I think it would be more trouble than it's worth.

I knit a ribbed scarf as my first project and it turned out lovely, but yes it pulls together. I think you're most likely stuck with it the way it is.
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