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The Ribbings

Ribbings! Anyone who has ever knitted a sweater or something similar, knows what ribbings are. However, I’m going to get into a little more detail, for all you beginners out there.

Not many people know how many variations there are, aside from the usual "k2,p2,"or "kl,pl."A novelty ribbing can make a big difference in giving a garment that "original" look you’re after! But remember that when trying out new ribbings it is very important to make a tests watch.


Some ribbings are looser than others, which means that they vary in elasticity. You would not want a very loose ribbing in some circumstances, such as at the bottom of a sweater, where the purpose of the ribbing is to hold the fabric.

A number of fancy ribbings are very successful when use dincombination with each other. The usual method is to alternate ribs: that is, to work on eribinone pattern and these condin the other, and soon. Many other combinations of two or even three or four - different ribbing patterns are possible. You should try out combinations for yourself, alternating whatever patterns you please to see which one slook well together for you,  so that you can achieve that imaginative model you want!

The simplest form of ribbing is by far the: “ knit one – purl one “ ribbing!  It’s most of ten use donsweaters at lowere  dges, neck bands and cuffs.

It can be pleasantly made to look a little fancier by crossing the stitches on the right side; that is, by knitting each right-side knit stitch through the back loop.

Also, you can try the “knit two - purl two “ ribbing. It’s a little complicated but you’ll get the hang of it.

Here are some pictures for you to see exactly what I mean and understand it a little better!






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