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Old 07-10-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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You can do it in garter if you like, but it's shorter than stockinette, so you would have to do more rows to get it to match the length of the sweater front.

You could leave just the 8, but ribbing draws in sideways so one more st would make just a little more width; also there may be a reason to have an uneven number of sts when you do the buttonholes, read ahead and see how they're done.

Many patterns and knitters say to slip the first st (outside edge) for a neater edge, but mine are looser and messier than if I just knit or purl the edge st and pull the yarn a bit after I do it.
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