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#1 of 5 Old 09-13-2012, 06:17 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So I've never made a knitted cover before. I started making one but I've noticed that the ribbing is much looser ( as in the stitches themselves are bigger, I know ribbing is supposed to be stretchy) than the stockinette in the body. It looks odd. The pattern i' m using has the same needles throughout, but Should I use smaller needles on the ribbing? Is it common to do this?

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#2 of 5 Old 09-13-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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I always go down 2 needle sizes when I am knitting ribbing. If I don't, my ribbing looks like what you are describing. smile.gif


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Good to know it's not just to me!

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Yup I go down needles as well. If you have a draw string on these and don't want to rip them out it won't matter in the end but something good to stick in your head for future projects. : )

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I've always gone down two needle sizes from my gauge. They still stretch out over time though, so either way I think a tie is useful. 


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