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Old 11-10-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Ribbing issue. Am I crazy or is this normal?
I'm making my first hat in the round and the pattern is P2K2 for the ribbing. The cast on stitch number is 90 stitches. I had to rip it out at row 3 because the ribbing wasn't right. I thought I could just do this pattern continuously over and over but when I drew the whole thing on paper, it appears that with the number if stitches being 90, that I will end up with a back seam with 4 purls together. Am I crazy? Help!
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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What pattern are you using? Was it written for in the round or are you changing it? Your cast on for 2 x 2 rib must be a multiple of 4 for knitting in the round. You could drop it down to 88.
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This is a pattern I purchased from ravelry.com. The small/medium cast on is 80 the medium/large is 90. I'm not sure how to make the body of the hat work if I increase the stitches for the ribbing. I've attached the pattern pic. At least I know I'm not crazy. Now I just need to figure out how to fix it.
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If you just copy/paste the URL to the pattern on Ravelry we can see what the hat looks like. Thanks.
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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-evergreen-hat
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ecb1017 View Post
This is a pattern I purchased from ravelry.com. The small/medium cast on is 80 the medium/large is 90. I'm not sure how to make the body of the hat work if I increase the stitches for the ribbing. I've attached the pattern pic. At least I know I'm not crazy. Now I just need to figure out how to fix it.
Like GG said, if you can post the Ravelry link to the pattern, we can see it to hopefully avoid offering a solution that would cause problems.Which is why GG asked for the link, unfortunately the pattern pic didn't attach.

That said, if you absolutely have to have 90 stitches, a 3x2 rib will work math wise unless you're centering 2x2 cables on the ribbing.
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Originally Posted by ecb1017 View Post
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-evergreen-hat
Your link and my response crossed in cyberspace.

A 3x2 rib can work with this pattern.
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Purl 3 knit 2 or knit 2 purl 3?
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Is the reversible lace rib a multiple of 4? If so I think any multiple of 4 would work with the pattern.
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Originally Posted by ecb1017 View Post
Purl 3 knit 2 or knit 2 purl 3?
Thank you for your help!!!!
I would knit 3, purl 2 to keep it looking as much like the original as possible. But you could certainly work it as you've described. Your call, as there are no knitting police.

Before I forget, you made a good catch with the stitch count.

Have fun with your hat, it's a pretty design.
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