Syncopated Ribs by Norah Gaughan

Syncopated Ribs

January 2004
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1040 - 1680 yards (951 - 1536 m)
34 inches
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Norah Gaughan likes to improvise on construction techniques to come up with unusual, but flattering, sweater designs.  She worked this ribbed pullover in a single piece, beginning at the lower front, up and over the shoulders (with the sleeves shaped along the way), then down to the lower back.  To break up the rigid vertical lines, she used carefully placed increases and decreases to tilt the angles of the ribs and shape the shoulders and sleeves.  Stitches for the wide cuffs are picked up from the bottoms of the sleeves and worked downward.