I’ve reached the ribbing. It’s going fine. But I have questions and I figured the Blogville hive mind will have answers. I knit the vest on size 7 needles which coincidentally is what the designer used. When she got to the ribbing she used a size 4 needle. I have never done ribbing with a needle that many sizes smaller. The ribbing is narrow, only 3/4 of an inch. Is the 3 needle sizes smaller the magic that will keep the narrow ribbing from rolling? Does anyone have experience with this?
Next up is the bind off. The designer has suggested one I’ve never done. One I’ve never even heard of. It’s called the Italian bind off. I’ve found a couple of videos on YouTube so I’m ready to go. Has anyone used this bind off? Will it help prevent the ribbing from rolling?
I promise to tell you about my experience with the 3 needle sizes smaller ribbing and the Italian bind off. Hopefully tomorrow because if I don’t get this thing blocking by Friday night I won’t have it dry for photos on August 31.