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Old 03-25-2009, 08:03 AM   #21
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Dunno if this post by the Techknitter on improving the transition between st st and ribbing will help you any, but it sure helped me a lot!
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:57 AM   #22
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I had 8.5" of both ribbing and 8.5" of stockinette. Maybe I'll do more like 12 of stockinette and only 5 or 6 of ribbing.
Then you probably won't need any more of the yarn. Ribbing takes more than stockinette.
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Here I go! How do you like that HUGE ball of yarn?
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:34 PM   #24
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That really is a lovely yarn! And it'll be a lovely jumper once it's finally done.
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If the ribbing is looser it should be fine. Love that yarn!
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What if you were to switch to a one size larger needle for the ribbing? It wouldn't be detectable, but would make the ribbing slightly larger around, and less likely to crawl up your hips to create the bunching bulge thing. Do you think so?

The ribbing would skim your hips instead of hugging the hips, and not be as prone to crawl.

Just a thought.

I did this with a top-down cami-tank last year. As I worked my way to the waist and over the hips, I didn't want to make increases in the st st...I just increased the needle size (twice in fact) to make the ribbing begin to flare out to go over the hips a bit. This was my own design, so I was tinkering with all sorts of options. It was knit 'in the round'.

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I love that tank! It's a little like the ChicKami. The only tops I've made before are the ChicKami and the Ballet Cami. Both had shaping in the waist that turned out to be skimming, not bunching. Well, I do have to adjust the ChicKami sometimes but it's not that bad. I'm going to try the ribbing in 10.5s instead of 10s (and I took out the decreases above) so we'll see.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:45 PM   #28
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Funny, I'm working on Louisa by French Girl right now, even as we type...and that's how it's shaped, by using different sized needles!
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:01 PM   #29
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I think it looks great and I believe the style just has that tendency. If I were you I would not rip it out. No one but you is going to think a thing of it. It is a beautiful sweater.
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I am not experienced enough to give you advice, but just wanted to say how much I admire your work in this....it looks really gorgeous to me. You are slim enough to wear a ribbed look too, so I hope you end up with something you like.
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