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Not sure how to tackle / knit this - please help
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Aug 25, 2019 05:51:02   #
Hallo Everyone , I have a project in/on my mind which would involve to knit a rounded longer than front "shirt style back" .
My Question : Is it possible to cast on all the required stitches in rib and then do partial knitting ? OR ... do I start with partial knitting and increase till I have all the stitches on the machine - knit the rest of the back and after completion pick up stitches to do the rib ...OR - knit a separate piece and attach it later ? What is the best way to go about this ?
From my experience with all you so talented KP friends there must be help coming my way - Thanks 🙏 all ready in advance ,Ose
Aug 25, 2019 05:53:37   #
I would cast on all the sts. If the rib is just and inch or so then I would do the partial knitting after doing the rib.
Aug 25, 2019 06:00:15   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
Exactly! Believe it or not the rib pattern compresses the stitches into 1/2 the area needed.
Aug 25, 2019 06:33:06   #
targa416 (a regular here)
I knit something a while back and it was done by casting on all stitches and working back-and-forth using short rows from the center outwards. It looked good.
Aug 25, 2019 07:43:43   #
Yep, that's the way to do it! I've used that method several times using rib that was an inch or so wide. They all turned out very nice and remain so after many washings.
Aug 25, 2019 07:50:11   #
Rita in Raleigh
I agree with the short rowing after the ribbing. That was the way to knit skirts in wedges. Also I think that is what Sandee Cherry does in her pattern Henleys for All Seasons. See it at Sandeeskwikknit dot com
Aug 25, 2019 07:59:41   #
mlab (a regular here)
Yes, short rowing after the ribbing.
Aug 25, 2019 09:14:05   #
Thank you all for your valuable input and encouragement , I will check out Sandeeskwikknit , it's something new to me and I am a bit excited and apprehensive to start something unfamiliar,but how does a saying go ? : nothing ventured - nothing gained ? .I haven't got a pattern yet so that's another hurdle,but I'll get there.
hopefully I can show off with something soon !?!?
Thanks again , Ose
Aug 25, 2019 14:00:25   #
I have done a maternity top that started with ribbing, then right and left stitches on hold and knitted from middle. Turned out very nicely.
Aug 26, 2019 14:04:52   #
randiejg (a regular here)
Thanks for the link to the Henley pattern book. I have a few of Sandee's early pattern books, but I see she's quite prolific with over 50 titles available now.
Sep 4, 2019 20:30:08   #
Most early knitting books show that hems (of any type) were done first and shaping after hems were done.
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