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Golden Ribs and Welts

Knitting
August 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6.57 rows = 1 inch in rib pattern
32 1/2 (36, 39 1/2, 43 1/4, 48)"

This casual textured pullover follows the basic set-in sleeve instructions for 5 stitches/inch in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, but begins as a cardigan for the depth of the front neck split, then is worked as a pullover to the lower edge. The main parts of the body and sleeves are worked in a 6-stitch garter rib pattern that adds slimming lines and visual interest. For some sizes, the stitch counts were changed from the basic instructions to accommodate this 6-stitch pattern multiple. Reverse-stockinette stitch welts at the upper body add a bit of shirt styling, and a sewn bind-off maintains the bumpy texture of the garter ridges at the hem and cuffs. The comfortable slit neck opening is trimmed with a simple bind-off edging, then a fold-over collar, worked entirely in garter stitch, finishes the neck edge.