View Full Version : Stretchiest ribbing?
02-06-2007, 07:57 PM
I know that some ribbings and stitch patterns are stretchier than others. Which is the stretchiest?
Jan in CA
02-06-2007, 08:00 PM
I've always heard that k2p2 ribbing is the stretchiest and it does seem really stretchy to me.
02-06-2007, 08:10 PM
02-06-2007, 11:30 PM
02-07-2007, 12:45 AM
I think 3x1 is pretty strechy, personally....
02-07-2007, 01:49 AM
I'd go with k2,p2 as well. OR you can go with this:
Rib of Doom Instructions
1. [K3, P3] work to end of round
2. [K1,P1] work to end of round
Repeat as needed.
This was used for the International Sock of Doom pattern for sock wars in which all participants had to knit a sock for someone they didn't know (who signed up for the challenge) we all have different sized ankles, and this worked for everyone that I've heard. I was in it and my socks turned out great.
02-07-2007, 12:36 PM
the sticking point of a lot of ribbing is the cast on.
make sure your cast on is stretchy, and the ribbing will be too!
02-07-2007, 12:41 PM
k2p2 and add on stretchy thread...i bought one at coop , Zurich today and cannot wait to try it out... you just knit k2 p2 together with your yarn and the elastic band (very fine)... will see how it turn out... i am going to knit some socks with it ....
02-07-2007, 06:25 PM
Do let me know how you like it.
02-08-2007, 09:11 AM
:teehee: A dissenting vote: I like K2P1 ribbing. It's nice and stretchy and almost invisible.
02-10-2007, 07:00 PM
Whenever I use k1,p1 ribbing, my purl stitches always come out all stretched looking and therefore isn't very stretchy. I wonder why? :??
02-11-2007, 09:16 AM
Whenever I use k1,p1 ribbing, my purl stitches always come out all stretched looking and therefore isn't very stretchy. I wonder why? :??I always had the same problem...that's why I switched to the K2 P1 ribbing.
02-12-2007, 01:04 AM
Oh, okay. Glad I am not alone! :D I may rip out the ribbing on my socks and try that instead. Thanks for the tip