Taking A Ribbing by Celeste Pinheiro

Taking A Ribbing

Knitting
April 1999
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in K4,P4 rib (slightly stretched)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
432 - 972 yards (395 - 889 m)
6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs, 8 yrs
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“Although this little cardigan is simple in design, it was deceptively difficult to predict the amount of pull that teh ribbing would hve in the final garment. It will still pull back in after blocking, but put it on your little girl and it’ll fit just right--close fitting, with just enough stretch. The rib will compact to a dress for baby (just shorten the sleeves), then grow to a cardigan for a bigger girl. See how the pull of the rib in the bodice naturally makes a shapped armhole for the sleeve cap. This would look great in a lot of random bright stripes too.”