View Full Version : Is this right (stitch pattern)?
04-08-2009, 08:39 AM
If I have a length of stocking stitch, and want to break it up with raised ridge every few inches, what would be the best way to do that? A couple rows of just knit or just purl? Or something else? :??
04-08-2009, 08:50 AM
A few rows of just knit (garter stitch) or just purl would work well for a ridge.
Jan in CA
04-08-2009, 04:48 PM
Either way works. They have a different look so you might want to swatch it to see what looks best for you. :thumbsup:
04-08-2009, 07:14 PM
A welt would give you a larger ridge, but you can decide how large or small to make them. I've just recently heard of the technique myself.
Here's a how to article with pics:
Hope that helps.
04-08-2009, 09:04 PM
Thanks! It's coming along wonderfully :) That welt is neat (though not the look I was going for this time)... I wonder what sort of pattern would call for a welt?
04-08-2009, 09:17 PM
I realize you've probably committed to a certain method already, but another thing you could probably do is a few rows of reverse stockinette (After doing knit-purl-knit-purl, stick in a purl-knit-purl-knit).
If you really want it to pop, the pattern I'm about to start does the above, but then goes a step further by knitting the top and bottom of the reverse section together, making it more of a horizontal tube going across the work.
04-08-2009, 11:38 PM
I actually saw someone making a HUGE bag (think beach baggish) with welts (the welts were also a different color) And it was beautiful. I didn't know what they were called at the time, but then I saw this article and knew that's what she had done.
If you read the article it says that welts can also be used for a drawstring if you do a YO to created a hole, I think that's so clever!
04-09-2009, 01:41 PM
Along the same lines... if I'm knitting st st in the round, will doing a round of purl sts give me the same result of a raised ridge on the right side of my work?
04-09-2009, 02:50 PM
04-09-2009, 03:57 PM
You'll probably notice that the row you purled, doesn't perfectly line up at the end of the "row", because knitting in the round, is actually worked as a spiral. This is called a "jog" It happens when you add new colors to make strips. I know there are several methods for making "jogless stripes", I woud assume the same principles could be applied to making stripes when changing your stitch pattern.
Maybe someone else here knows for sure?