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Jan 10, 2017 12:19:10   #
dijo
 
Need advice! Will this "wonky" rib even out when I block this sweater? Or should I frog it and start again. Don't want to do that but the rib continues down the sides of the body and is quite a focal point. I've googled blocking out uneven ribbing and it seems that it will happen, guess I'm hoping for some reassurance! The first pic shows it best, although not correct colour. Any help much appreciated!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smithfield-pullover






 
Jan 10, 2017 12:28:41   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
probably will be okay... what yarn are you using? It is hardly noticable ... remember that you are closer to the work than almost anyone else will ever be....
Jan 10, 2017 12:30:13   #
sockit2me (a regular here)
 
The sweater looks very textural all over ......the ribbing is fine.
Jan 10, 2017 12:33:10   #
windowwonde28941 (a regular here)
 
It looks OK to me .
Jan 10, 2017 12:48:04   #
dijo
 
I'm using Berroco Blackstone Tweed. Making it for my friend's future DIL.


knit4ES wrote:
probably will be okay... what yarn are you using? It is hardly noticable ... remember that you are closer to the work than almost anyone else will ever be....
Jan 10, 2017 12:54:54   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
dijo wrote:
I'm using Berroco Blackstone Tweed. Making it for my friend's future DIL.

Here's the Ravelry page on that... http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/berroco-blackstone-tweedtm
I think the tweed makes it seem more "uneven" because of the bits of color variation.
Look at the projects and I think you will see the same thing. It is a pretty yarn and your project is lovely.
 
Jan 10, 2017 13:11:53   #
dijo
 
Thank you so much knit4ES for this link, I had checked out the Ravelry project page for the pattern, but not for the yarn. I feel so much better now after looking through some of the ribbing on the projects! I'll carry on!

Diane.

knit4ES wrote:
Here's the Ravelry page on that... http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/berroco-blackstone-tweedtm
I think the tweed makes it seem more "uneven" because of the bits of color variation.
Look at the projects and I think you will see the same thing. It is a pretty yarn and your project is lovely.
Jan 10, 2017 14:16:11   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
I agree that it looks good. It looks deliberately done for effect. Some yarns will work up that way anyhow no matter what I do.
Jan 10, 2017 14:59:07   #
njbetsy
 
windowwonde28941 wrote:
It looks OK to me .
Jan 11, 2017 12:11:18   #
sockyarn (a regular here)
 
You have a heavily textured sweater and don't think the rib will be a problem. It would if it was smooth. Don't think you are going to have a problem at all.
Jan 11, 2017 13:35:03   #
tired n' cranky
 
All of us need to remember that hand knitting has more character than machine knitting. Your ribbing will "improve" with blocking, don't concern yourself, it isn't an imperfection, it's character unique to your knitting style.
 
Jan 11, 2017 15:32:00   #
laceweight
 
You might try a bit of blocking right now, before finishing. I often do this when things don't please me, just as a test. If you're still not happy you can drop a column of stitches to bottom of column and hook them up again one thread per row then two threads per row like Elizabeth Zimmermann's phony seam. If you do all three columns, try to alternate the two thread, one thread routine differently in each column so the same stitch/row is not always tightened.
 
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