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Old 10-30-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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Horizontal ribbing?
Hi, can anyone tell me how to do horizontal ribbing? I'm using the USM to knit, and can't find any instructions for doing horizontal ribbing. I'm making a V-neck cardigan, and just can't figure out how to do the button band/neck piece.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-30-2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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It depends how wide you want the ribs to be, of course, but you can do alternating bands of stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette. For example:

Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2 (WS): Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: Knit

In this example, rows 1-3 form 3 rows of stockinette stitch and rows 4-6 form 3 rows of reverse stockinette.

Does that help??
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

As I said in my original post, I'm knitting with a machine and I don't think I can purl on it. I know to do ribbing with it, I have to use a latch tool and latch up the stitches I want ribbed.

The band/neck needs to be 7 stitches wide......and about 30" long....I just don't think it's gonna look right if I do vertical ribbing. Oh well, I'll figure something out, I guess.

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Old 10-30-2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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How about making the band separately and sewing it on?

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Old 10-30-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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I don't think there are very many machine knitters at KH, so you might want to change your subject line to specify that it is a USM question to make it more noticeable to people who have experience in that area. I also found this recent thread, which includes some links to a few USM resources. HTH
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