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Ribbing woes…

For the past few days I’ve been pondering a knitting problem.  The problem is my uneven ribbing.  When I knit in the round, my ribbing looks decent, as shown by this shot of my fad classic vest’s ribbing (which I’m wearing today – yay!)

Not totally perfect, but good enough.  The problem comes when I knit ribbing flat.  This problem was one of several things which totally doomed my Britannia sweater to the frog pile.  Here’s a pic of the A-line tank, which is going really quickly in the worsted yarn.

I was unhappy with the ribbing up to the bodice details, so I looked online for a solution.  I decided to try a method I found on the Nona knits blog, of wrapping the first purl after a knit stitch the opposite way, then knitting TBL on the following row.  Sort of like combined knitting, only not every stitch.  There are lots of knitbloggers who seem to swear by this method.  Here are my results:

Ignore the sad snagged bit of nylon up there please – I am!  I switched where the big ribbing section begins.  And while it is somewhat better than my usual ribbing, I’m still not thrilled with it.  Does anyone have another suggestion?  I know this will block out quite a bit, but still… I am displeased, and I am now at a loss for what else to do.