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Tamar Dohel
03-16-2006, 02:26 PM
After doing my ribbed hat (P2, K2 throught) I found ribbing to be very slow and annoying.

Amy's video of K1, P1 looks like someone pressed fast forward. I never seen such fast knitting IN MY LIFE!

How can I and other English knitters improve our ribbing?


03-16-2006, 02:40 PM
This probably isn't the answer you want, but....practice practice practice...

Jan in CA
03-16-2006, 03:07 PM
I'm not real fast with ribbing either, but I have improved a lot since I started so yes..practice, practice, practice.

03-16-2006, 03:27 PM
Maybe you could learn the Norwegian purling thing?

03-16-2006, 05:06 PM
I agree that practice will get you to the point where you don't even think about it and you switch back and forth automatically.

03-16-2006, 11:23 PM
I always knit English but if I have to do K1P1 it slows me waaay down. This is the only time I will knit continental and it is much faster!!

Tamar Dohel
03-17-2006, 10:58 AM
Thanks guys.

Nina I'll try your advise and keep you all posted.

03-17-2006, 02:42 PM
I knit English most of the time, but will switch to continental-combined for ribbing. I have to change needle sizes too (down a size) to keep the gauge, but it's way faster.

03-17-2006, 03:42 PM
Check out the Coats&Clark Learn to Knit CD. I hold my needles much like the lady in the CD. And ... with practice ... I was able to knit the pink part of my Knitty: Kyoto sweater in just one weekend. It wasn't "ribbing", but is was a K1, P1 combo nonetheless. :thumbsup: