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Old 06-03-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone made the Chevron Rib Tank from Interweave? Here is the link: http://www.interweaveknits.com/freepatterns/tanks.asp
Here is my concern:
After the piece measures 3 1/2 inches and you do a second decrease row, you end up with 73 stitches; then you continue even until piece measures 7 inches. Doesn't that mean to continue in garter rib pattern (which is a multiple of 3 plus 2)? I don't see how it will work out continuing in the garter rib pattern with 73 stitches. Would someone look at the pattern for me? I have looked at it over and over and probably am totally misinterpreting it? I haven't found any "corrections" to the pattern. Thanks so much for any help anyone can offer.

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Old 06-03-2007, 03:11 PM   #2
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You will just have to keep to the rib pattern by using less stitches. By the time you get to those rows, you should have the pattern well enough established that you can keep your knitting in it. This sounds like a good opportunity to learn how to `read' your knitting instead of getting anxious when the stitches don't match your written pattern.

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Old 06-03-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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You continue 'in pattern' over the 73 stitches. You have to just knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you to continue the ribbing on the back.

You started with k2, p1, k2 on 77 stitches, so for 73 stitches, you'd work p1, k1, p1, k2, p1 etc. You basically eliminate the stitches at the beginning and end of the rows.
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:05 PM   #4
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Thank you for your responses! I guess I kept thinking about the multiple of 3 plus 2. I can do the ribbing as I see it--guess I kept thinking I would have to keep the beginning and ending the same as the pattern is written. Thanks again!!

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The multiple 3 +2 is just to start you out. When you increase or decrease, you have to wing it a little....

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