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I have a pattern for a ladies split side tabard style top.
I'm a bit confused a with the rib instructions -
arrange 170 needles for FNR
T1/1 cast on
insert comb
T2/2 circular rows
I'm OK with that bit, but then instructions say to K 1 row T4/4 FNR then transfer main bed needles only in 2 X 2 rib, T5/5 K 11 rows.
What is the point of knitting 1 row FNR?
Why do I transfer stitches from the main bed only?
Is this not going to decrease the number of stitches, yet I should still have 170 when the rib is complete.
I just don't get it - help! Moira
 

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I think that you have already been given the answers to your questions. What Val has said is correct the one row FNR gives a nice firm edge.
The point of transferring the stitches from the main bed to the ribber creates a pattern that will look like rib but it isn't rib. This is a bit like embossing and many patterns can be done this way....try it Moira I think you will like it....and it's far better for the bottom of a tunic than a actual rib....or in my opinion a hem.
Put a photo on when you have done it, so we can all see how nice it is.
 
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