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Machine Knitting
ribbing a v neck jumper
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Apr 6, 2012 08:22:04   #
Crafteresa
 
I have now finished the back front and 2 sleeves on my grandsons jumper.
but the pattern says to do the rib in three parts
just wondering how you all do a rib on a v neck jumper?

I dont really want three joins in the rib

whats the best way to do this please
 
Apr 6, 2012 08:39:34   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
dianaknits.com has videos for childrens jumpers
one is a V neck
Apr 7, 2012 08:59:16   #
roseknit (a regular here)
 
Knit the rib separately and then sew it on the sweater.
Apr 7, 2012 10:44:36   #
Jae
 
I agree with Roseknit, that's the simple and neater way to do the neckline.
Apr 7, 2012 11:01:05   #
jkt
 
You can do the rib and leave it hanging on the machine, then, starting at the bottom of the V in the sweater hang as much of the neckline as you can, crochet bind off and remove the part that you have bound off, then finish hanging the rest of the neckline in that manner. In other words, rehang the sweater and bind off in sections. If you don't know how many stitches to cast on for the ribbing, hang your sweater in sections and take off on waste yarn.

Or you can hang the sweater starting at the bottom of the
V all the way to the 2nd shoulder, do the ribbing, then hang the 2nd part of the shoulder to the bottom of the V and you will only have a seam on the 2nd shoulder.

Julie
Apr 7, 2012 12:01:30   #
dvbegs
 
1. Seam only 1 shoulder. 2. Pick up the stitches from the "V" to seam then across back stitches and work ribbing being sure to decrease at the "V". Cast off and then pick up the stitches from the other side of the neck from shoulder to V and work the same number of rows of ribbing, again being sure to decrease at the "V". Seam at V and at the open shoulder and where the ribbing meets. Makes a very nice ribbed neck band.
 
Apr 7, 2012 16:13:12   #
jkt
 
dvbegs wrote:
1. Seam only 1 shoulder. 2. Pick up the stitches from the "V" to seam then across back stitches and work ribbing being sure to decrease at the "V". Cast off and then pick up the stitches from the other side of the neck from shoulder to V and work the same number of rows of ribbing, again being sure to decrease at the "V". Seam at V and at the open shoulder and where the ribbing meets. Makes a very nice ribbed neck band.


You did a better job of explaining than I did. I left off the step to seam one shoulder.
Apr 7, 2012 16:14:00   #
crecol71
 
Crafteresa wrote:
I have now finished the back front and 2 sleeves on my grandsons jumper.
but the pattern says to do the rib in three parts
just wondering how you all do a rib on a v neck jumper?

I dont really want three joins in the rib

whats the best way to do this please


Hi, Don't know whether this helps. I just cast on 6-8-or 10 stitches, however wide you want the rib band, rib a long piece and then sew on separately. Pull back any left over after sewing it on garment and bind off. Mitre the ends at V neck by crossing over and neatly stitching. Probably not the professional way, but it works for me. I do the same with round neck, button up cardigans and V neck cardigans.
 
          
Machine Knitting
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