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Old 12-24-2012, 06:30 AM   #9
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Yes, more stitches in the swatch allows you to measure over the center 25sts and gives you a more accurate measure of gauge.
Your second suggestion is right. You'll be alternating between p3k1 and k3p1 rows to give the rib pattern. Or as GG suggests, knit the Vs and purl the bumps and you'll have ribbing.
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