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It should be noted that the retroactive leniency noted by the Mishnah Brurah is applicable only in urgent circumstances, (9) for if the tsitsit lacks the proper ratio, it is relatively simple to correct this by either cutting the fringe (anaf) or modifying the braid (gdil) by adding or removing winds and knots.
This approximation reminds us of Rav's ratio of one-third gdil to two-thirds anaf for aesthetically pleasing tsitsit!
Alternatively, Maimonides' position might be based on the fact that the contrast between anaf and gdil is only pronounced enough to have an aesthetic impact when the gdil comprises blue strings.