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Topic: Modifying a pattern: Garter stitch to Ribbing and Needles?  (Read 316 times)
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« on: September 08, 2007 08:00:20 PM »

I am knitting this sweater, and I'd like to change the garter stitch around the bottom of the sweater, around the neck and the cuffs of the sleeves to be a 2x2 rib instead. My main question is: the body of the sweater is knit on size 8s, and the instructions say to go to size 6s for the garter trim. Should I do the ribbing with size 6s, too, or should I do them on another size?

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 08:27:55 PM »

Usually ribbing is knit on smaller needles than the sweater to make snugger cuffs and around the bottom, so yeah, try it out with the 6s.

« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 08:56:44 PM »

OK, thanks very much! I'm pretty much a n00b knitter, and I'm shocked that my sweater is coming along so well, so I don't want to get to the end and screw it up!

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