Ribs are usually worked on needles two sizes smaller than those used for stockinette (stocking) stitch, because the action of moving the yarn backwards and forwards between the knit and purl stitches can loosen the work Try and keep a regular tension when working a rib pattern.
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This snug winter scarf uses six different ribs. It will grow quickly and give you lots of practise in ribbing
Ribbed scarf is knitted in a bulky (chunky) yarn using size IOV5(6.5mm/UK3) needles. Finished size is 6in (15cm) wide by 64in (162cm) long. See page I 35 for pattern.
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