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[Knitting] Rib on each end without flaring

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Post time: 2018-4-24 21:11
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Edited by Silverlea at 2018-4-24 21:16

How do you get an even rib on each side of a knitted scarf or square hat?
If I want to knit this in one piece, my rib is flaring out on one side.  Its normally the cast on that is wider.

I have google, you tubed and can't find an easy answer


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I know the last picture is crochet but its the even effect I crave!!


Post time: 2018-8-4 11:30
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If you want to have the rib without the flair, your are going to have to do some test knits.  The way I do it on sweaters is to knit my rib, and then the first row of the stocking stitch, DECREASE (K2tog) evenly around after doing the rib.  It looks like you won't have to do too much decreasing to get an even side,  maybe 4-8 stitches, based on the picture.  The best thing that you can do is swatch, or just knit smaller samples, with various decreases.  Anyway, this is what I do frequently for my sweaters to get a straight side.  My rib will be winder and then for the stockinette I'll decrease evenly around.  Good luck with your testing.  The hats are so cute.

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Didn't even occur to me to try it your way! Thanks so much for your very useful tip and I am off to swatch :-)  Post time 2018-8-4 17:42
Thanks so much for your very useful tip. I found that by knitting the first rib, down sizing the needle for 4 rows and then completing the rest of it in a larger needle stopped the flaring.  Post time 2018-8-4 17:41
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Post time: 2018-4-30 14:14
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The problem might be caused by loose cast on, or the ribbing itself is loose because of loose purl stitches or from the moving the yarn back and forth loosely from knitting and purling. Experiment with yarn scraps to find the problem.

If it's the cast on, try a different method. Cable cast on usually is a good choice because it's a knitted cast on and the tension will be closer to the rest of your knitting.

If it's the rib stitch itself, one way to tighten it is to knit the knits through the back loop but keep purling normally. This is called the twisted rib stitch, and the first photo you posted looks like it used this stitch.



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Thanks softdough, will give it a try :-)  Post time 2018-4-30 17:28
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Post time: 2018-4-24 21:53
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I am not sure where you're going wrong. Have you tried to use smaller needles? I knit in the round all the time and never experience. I am a tight knitter so for me this isn't usually a problem. Perhaps try using a smaller needle for the ribbing then the pattern calls for before switching to the larger ones it calls for. I hope this answers and helps some. :-)

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Would it make a difference what cast on method is used? I use long tail but maybe I should switch it up to a cable cast on. *Pondering*  Post time 2018-4-24 22:07
Thanks for reply Duckeyd :-). Not going wrong with pattern, the rib is just flaring out on one end. It's done straight not in round. Excellent suggestion to start with smaller needles. Thanks!  Post time 2018-4-24 22:01
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To be able to get even ribbing

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Post time: 2018-8-9 08:40
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@Silverlea  I'm glad it worked for you.
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Post time: 2018-4-25 05:29
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so beautiful work,but I do not understand very well...
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Post time: 2018-7-23 23:52
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Very nice. Thank you for sharing!
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Post time: 2018-7-17 03:06
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Thank you very much for sharing.
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Post time: 2018-7-3 16:05
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Thank you very much for sharing.
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Post time: 2018-5-5 15:27
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Muchas gracias por compartir
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Post time: 2018-4-24 21:23
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Very nice!

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Have u a solution sissy?  Post time 2018-4-24 21:25
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Post time: 2018-4-24 21:25
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Thank you very much!

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Not sure why u are saying thank you?? Please explain?  Post time 2018-4-24 21:26
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Post time: 2018-4-24 22:04
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Very nice !
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Post time: 2018-4-25 12:13
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Very nice
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Post time: 2018-4-28 18:56
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very nice
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Post time: 2018-4-29 23:35
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