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Thursday, December 30, 2004

can’t get enough

Since my other knitting seems like WORK to me this Holiday Week, I’m relaxing with a Ribby. It is a low stress, high output kind of project and I can’t wait to finish it so I can wear it. I am on a Burgundy Bender and it joins the 4 other Ribbys I already have in my Favorite Sweater Repetoire. I have the original Purple one, a Black one and a multicolored yoke one.

Instant Ribby Karma

1. How to pick the right size to make: measure your chest at the fullest point. Make the next size up in the Finished Measurements listed. For instance, if your bust measures 37″ use the instructions for the finished measurement of 38/39 inches. You need what is called “ease” in the garment so that it isn’t too tight. Read about ease and how to size your knitware HERE.

2. Hate that Zipper? Use 8 large snaps (from a fabric store like Joann’s) sewn to the front edges to close. I have one I made like this and I love it!

3. Need Help with your Zipper? Go HERE for step-by-step instructions…

4. Join the fun at Gallery Ribby! Send me a picture of you in your finished ribby and I’ll post it to the Gallery. Here’s the work-in-progress page for an idea of what it’ll look like (details section still in progress until after the houseguests leave…)

And, as this New Year approaches, I TOAST all the Ribby Knitters out there far and wide and wish you Good Speed and Fine Health!


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10 responses to “Thursday, December 30, 2004”

  1. Cara says:

    I actually had to rip out my finished back and start over to get the right size – but I didn’t care because the pattern is so nice and the knitting is a joy! Thank you for giving us such an easy-to-understand, clearly written pattern. It’s a pleasure!

  2. Martha says:

    Celebrate the New Year with Ribby! That’s exactly what I picked up this a.m. also. It’s a fun knit, it’s snuggly, and it’s FOR ME! Hooray! Thanks, Bonne Marie, for this great pattern.

  3. claudia says:

    Ribby knitters rock.

  4. Rose says:

    Oh no! I’m going to look like a copycat — *my* ribby is going to be in burgundy with dark brown sleeves! With a plain panel!

    On the other hand, now I have it confirmed that I have chosen an absolutely *stylin’* pair of colors! (^_^)

    Those sleeves sure do look *teensy* when you’re knitting them, don’t they?

  5. jackie says:

    My Ribby is pretty close to being done. I know it will join the favorite sweater ranks!

  6. lynette says:

    I can’t wait to start my Ribby Cardi. Happy New Year to you!

  7. margene says:

    I’m going to start on New Years Day. I hear it is good luck as what you do that day you’ll do all year.
    Happy New Year, Bonne Marie.

    Diane will be in my prayers.

  8. Bonne Marie says:

    Rose – I love your comment on your blog about your *flat* Ribby – “but so far it doesn’t suck!” My sentiments exactly! I like the pieces because it gets soooo big and unmanageable when you do it *all-in-one*. The tiny sleeves? I’m pretending they are a scarf and I don’t hate them as much as I usually do (sleeves, that is :)

    Jackie – I can’t wait to see that Pink Ribby – you will look just adorable with Ty en tote…

  9. latifa says:

    Love the colors of that ribby. What is this kettle dyed barn yarn that are you using? Have a wonderfilled new year with lots of great knitting, latifa

  10. Cher says:

    Bonne Marie, your new ribby is gorgeous – but I’m waiting for the Shazam pattern to be available. Looking forward to it!
    (It WILL be available, right?) ;-D

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