I finally had enough of the sloppy, not fitting ribbing on my Triquetra Cable Gloves. So, I cut the ribbing off, picked up the stitches and knit a new ribbing with different yarn and smaller needles. I originally used size 6 with Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran, which is 99.99% inelastic, with zero memory.
So, they are ribbing was always completely “stretched out”. It pretty much never pulled in like you expect ribbing to do. For the replacement ribbing, I used Mission Falls 1824 Wool, which seems to be my new favorite yarn. I also used size 5 needles, and switched to a K2P1 rib instead of the K2P2 I used originally. Now, the observant of you will notice, that I had to K2tog once, as 40 is divisible by 4, but not by 3. However, 39 is. When I was finished, I cast off loosely using a size 6 needle.
This produced a much more elastic and useful rib for a glove. Not to mention that the gloves stay on now.