View Full Version : reverse stockinette on a motif?
05-04-2007, 02:37 PM
Hello, I have graphed out a single color motif and want it to really stand out so am doing the raised part in rev st instead of garter. I have only done them where the raised motif is in garter. The motif has concentrated solid areas and as I'm working it am afraid it's going to want to contort from the stockinette wanting to curl in different directions since the background is in stockinette. I'm afraid the reverse stockinette and stockinette are going to want to fight each other.
I have the edges in garter, will it eventually lie flat when all of it is completely encased in the edging?
05-04-2007, 03:06 PM
I honestly think this will be difficult to make lie flat. Unless you're using a fiber that you can block and will hold it's shape?
05-04-2007, 03:10 PM
Thanks, that is what I am starting to think as well. I should have mentioned that I'm using a mercerized cotton.
05-04-2007, 03:14 PM
Cotton is notorious for NOT wanting to keep its shape. In my opinion that is.
05-05-2007, 12:55 AM
I think it will work out okay.
05-05-2007, 08:52 AM
Well, here are the results :P
05-05-2007, 03:19 PM
You didn't tell me it was RED! It's gorgeous. Excellent job! Let me know if it keeps the shape over time. The technique looks great.
05-05-2007, 09:01 PM
Thanks! I casted on to go ahead and try it in garter, but only got a few rows into it before a kid wanted to eat or something....what is up with that? :shrug: Why can't my selfish children learn not to interrupt my knitting with such nonsense? :P
05-06-2007, 12:17 AM
Teach them to make their own food!