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Old 08-12-2007, 02:52 PM   #7
schoen1605
Ribbing the Cuff
 
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Instead of making increases to the front of the garment, you might want to make increases under the armholes to give an upside down v effect there.

So, if you're doing k1p1 ribbing, for example, and there is a purl column coming down from the center of the armhole: The first increase would change k1, p1, k1 to k1, p1, p1, p1, k1. The second increase would change it to: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, etc. The purl center remains the same (in red). The added stitches would be to the sides (in blue).

For a k2p2 ribbing and a p2 center column below the center of the armhole: The first increase would change k2, p2, k2 to k2, p1, p2, p1, k2. The second to k2, p1, p1, p2, p1, p1, k2. The third to k2, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k2. And the fourth to k2, p2, k1, k1, p2, k1, k1, p2, k2. And, yes, there is essentially a p6 after the second increase. If you wanted to, you could change it to a p2, k2, p2.

Hope these ideas help.
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