Hi guys... I'm really frustrated with suss right now. Here's a link to the shrug I bought the pattern for http://www.sussdesign.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=pattern_96&Category_Code=patterns
Unless I'm a complete idiot, that's ribbing she has at the end of her sleeves. The pattern is knit flat and the first thing it says to do is cast on 30 stitches and knit 20 rows in St st. I need to know how to make this a successful rib cuff. Do I cast on with the same amount of stitches or do I need to increase/decrease them some to account for the way ribbing pulls in the fabric. I don't want a big poof after the rib. Do you think it's k4,p4 or k2, p2?
I've also heard that the back tends to curl up. I'm thinking a seed stitch would be really pretty, but does it help flatten out stockinette as well as rib does? How many stitches deep shoud I make the seed or rib border? I've been speaking with a really nice person in PMs, but I hate to keep bugging her about this same pattern ~ especially when I haven't even started yet!
I'll likely call them tomorrow, but I wanted to start on this shrug the day it came in. The pattern screw up has just made me avoid it. I've only been knitting for a little over a month and I'm just not exciting about having to modify a pattern that I paid to have represent the item in the photo. I hate that I'm putting it off like this because of the lovely 100% alpaca I got to go with this (in the same color as the model's shrug).
Anyhow, I'll probably just call them tomorrow, but thanks so much for letting me rant!