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Jun 16, 2017 06:10:50   #
okruger
 
I bought some really nice variegated 4 ply sock wool in Bendigo a little while ago.I would like to make a fine ribbed pullover / sweater for my DH . Question No 1. : do I cast on the same sts as for stocking st. or do I have to allow extra ?
Question No 2 : when doing the neck shaping - is it best to "cut and sew ? Or WHAT ?
Thanks a lot for your valuable advice , Ose
 
Jun 16, 2017 06:36:27   #
silversurfer
 
A rib pattern done in stocking stitch will come out much larger. I would cut and sew the neck so the 2 sides match. If you divide for the neck the varigations will be different on each side of the neck.
Jun 16, 2017 06:41:29   #
okruger
 
silversurfer wrote:
A rib pattern done in stocking stitch will come out much larger. I would cut and sew the neck so the 2 sides match. If you divide for the neck the varigations will be different on each side of the neck.


Thank you silversurfer for pointing out the different look on the neck and suggesting cut and sew.
If I use the stocking stitch pattern and then do Rib ( 1x1) do you think that would be o.k. ???
Jun 16, 2017 12:22:36   #
susanjoy (a regular here)
 
You can knit a stocking stitch sweater pattern in 1x1 rib but you need to knit a swatch to determine the stitch size you need on both beds. You will probably need to lower the tension by 2 or 3 whole numbers. Bring up the needles on the main bed and arrange for 1x1 rib, then bring up the needles on the ribber to fill the gaps between the main bed needles.
I know this works; Mary Weaver suggests it in one of her books and I made several sweaters for one of my daughters.
 
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