Back starts with rib where as other pieces start with moss stitch

by Pam Ashton
(Oxford New Zealand )

Hi, just not sure if there is a mistake on the pattern or if it is so it stretches better for comfort.
Patons 4 ply pattern, baby cardigan. All pieces except the back start in moss stitch and the back starts in K1, P1 rib.
Any advice before I start knitting appreciated. Thank you

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May 23, 2024

by: Ratchadawan

Hi Pam,

Thanks for asking. It sounds like a fun pattern!

Having the back in K1, P1 rib and the other pieces in moss stitch might be intentional for a few reasons:

Fit and Stretch: Ribbing (K1, P1) is stretchier than moss stitch, which can make the cardigan more comfortable and flexible around the back.

Design: Sometimes different stitch patterns are used to make the design more interesting and unique.

Shape: Ribbing helps the fabric keep its shape better.

Before you start, here are a few tips:

Gauge Swatch: Knit a small sample in both moss stitch and K1, P1 rib to check your gauge and see how the stitches look and feel.

Double-Check: Look over the pattern again to make sure there aren’t any notes about the stitch patterns.

Blocking: Blocking your knitting can help even out the stitches and make the fabric look more even.

If it still seems a bit odd, you might want to check online for any pattern corrections or see if other knitters have tips.

Happy knitting!

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