Update on the baby sweater

(Thursday, November 18, 2004 @ 1:24 AM)

UGH! I had to re-write this post, as Blogger decided to puke when I tried to publish it before.

I finished:

the front panels Posted by Hello

and one:

sleeve Posted by Hello

and I cast on for the second sleeve and knit past the ribbing and through the first set of increases I have to count rows for. I had to cast on twice, because the first time I accidentally cast on with the larger needles. I didn't even notice until I'd done all the ribbing and was about to start with the increases.

I love the way the front panels look... they remind me of a mosaic, and they have and interesting raised texture, too. I know I still have to add the button bands, but they seem too narrow to match the back. The sleeve, on the other hand, seems huge. I know that's just because it's all layed out flat.

I'm really impressed with myself for sticking with this when I want so much to get to work on other things.

I have a question I'm hoping someone can answer for me. Take a look at this:

Closeup of ribbing Posted by Hello

Does anyone know why the ribs seem to get smaller as they go up? The ribbing as a whole gets larger as they go up, and the ribs on the reverse side look a lot more straight from top to bottom. I don't like how uneven they look, but I don't know what to do about it... it looks the same on all of the pieces I've done so far. I used the knitting on cast on method, if that makes any difference. Is there anything I can do to make the ribbing look like it's supposed to (with this that's already done, hopefully, but even if there's something I can do different the next time to make it work, I'd appreciate the info)?

Thanks in advance for any advice.


Blogger Lizz said...

My ribbing is usually like that too. I think it's because I cast on looser than I knit so it takes a few rows to get down to the size it should be. I'm not sure what to do to correct it though.

10:26 AM  

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