How to Knit a Rib Cuff – An Easy Knitting Technique
Rib-knit cuffs are one of the most popular items in my book, especially for knitting your own clothing. A Knitted Rib Cuff makes a very useful and durable item for quilters. A pocket or flap of knit stitches is sewn into the back of a piece of cotton fabric, which is then worn as a shrug to cover up work. This simple design allows you to use plain yarn for the sleeves, buttons or a zipper if you wish. For quilting, the cuff can be sewn to the front of the fabric rather than on the back, but more bulky fabrics will require an extra layer of material to avoid puckering. Rib-knit cuffs can be used to add extra coverage to a garment or to keep a loose-fitting jacket in place. This method can also be used to add extra durability to a material, such as a blouse.
Using a Knitted Rib Cuff as a seam allowance as the fabric for your hand-knitted garment is a great way to add a custom look to a project. The fabric should always be chosen with care, as the stitch placement and weight will depend on the sort of stitching that will be required to complete the project. A skilled seamstress will be able to do this without any problems. It is recommended that for the first stitch or two of the hand knitting, your fabric be as lightly as possible treated to make the stitches appear smoother. As the stitches are made to stretch the fabric, there will be a diminishing effect as the stitch length is increased, and the fabric will become progressively weaker.
If you want to see how the material looks after a knitted rib cuff has been stitched you should take a good look at the patch. The patch is often colored and may even have a texture to it. There are many options available for these patches, from wooden ones to be worked into a suit jacket, to feel for that modern or casual look. The knitted rib cuff is one of the most popular items to hand knit for quilting or other home crafts. One can even cut them out and make a useable item of plasticine to use as a “pebble” which is to be dusted to reflect light. Whatever the reason, a knitted rib cuff is a versatile accessory, and the quality of your work will speak volumes about your skill.
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