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jennylozano
12-18-2007, 12:05 AM
which would be more stretchy? 1x1 rib, 2x2 rib, 4x4 rib, or 6x6?? once I read about that, but now I cannot remember. does someone knows? thanks!!

Yarnlady
12-18-2007, 08:44 AM
Elizabeth Zimmermann says that the 2 x 2 rib is the stretchiest. I prefer a K3 P1 rib myself.:shrug:

knitncook
12-18-2007, 09:08 AM
And I think you gauge has a lot to do with it as well. I purl slightly looser than I knit, so I find that 3x3 ribbing is more stretchy than 2x2, but that is me. YOu could always take some cheap stashed yarn and work up some 4x4 (or I'd probably go with 4x8 squares) and see which you think is stretchest for you.

suzeeq
12-18-2007, 11:32 AM
Yes, the best way to tell based on how you knit, is to do samples in various combinations.

jennylozano
12-18-2007, 02:00 PM
I got the idea, so it depends on how loose or tight one knits... thank you all for answering!