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« on: December 16, 2007 03:12:41 PM »

I'm trying to make this and I just don't get it.

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Take your neckline and arm measurements - I got out a T-shirt that fits just right, and measured the neckline and arm circumferences.  I ended up with 18" at the neck, and 14" around each arm.

So I measure around the entire neckhole and around the entire sleeve?

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Ribbing: You basically fake a 1x1 rib.  The gauge is 3 rows = 1 inch, so I ended up with 54 rows = 18 inches.  I added one row so the ribs are symmetrical (so you'll want an odd number of rows).  The pattern is ch 6, *ch1 and turn, sc into the back loops only,* repeat from the * until you have enough rows.

I don't get how the ribbing works here.

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2007 08:51:47 PM »

For the ribbing it seems like you're making it one rib at a time.  So if you think of ribbing as a series of vertical lines, your ch 6 is the first line, the first row of sc is the second line, then turn over and the next row of sc is the third line, etc. 

You always work in the back loop because every time you turn the piece over, what was previously the back becomes the front, so it'll come out depressed and raised for every other row.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007 05:24:59 AM »

I'm trying to make this and I just don't get it.

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Take your neckline and arm measurements - I got out a T-shirt that fits just right, and measured the neckline and arm circumferences.  I ended up with 18" at the neck, and 14" around each arm.

So I measure around the entire neckhole and around the entire sleeve?

Yup.  By measuring off a garment and not off your body, you make sure you have enough ease for it to fit comfortably, rather than skin-tight, and digging in every time you move your arms.

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Ribbing: You basically fake a 1x1 rib.  The gauge is 3 rows = 1 inch, so I ended up with 54 rows = 18 inches.  I added one row so the ribs are symmetrical (so you'll want an odd number of rows).  The pattern is ch 6, *ch1 and turn, sc into the back loops only,* repeat from the * until you have enough rows.

I don't get how the ribbing works here.


Like she said - you're working up and down each rib, rather than across the whole lot.  Practice on scrap yarn, and just follow the instructions to the letter - they'll work fine.

K.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007 03:21:18 PM »

Thanks guys!
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