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sberb 11-24-2006 10:37 PM

doubling yarn and garter ridges
hello - i'm pretty new to knitting and after too many scarves i'm moving on to what i hope is a fairly simple felted box - i'm already feeling overwhelmed though! in the gauge instructions it says that the yarn is to doubled throughout the pattern. how exactly is that done? is the yarn folded in half across itself or cut?? cripes.

also, it says "CO12 sts. Working in garter stitch, knit 4 ridges." does this just mean that as the knitted rows make ridges on their own? what exactly does it mean by 'ridge'?

thanks for any help,


Ingrid 11-24-2006 10:40 PM

When you knit with doubled yarn, you use two strands. If you only have one skein, you can use the inside strand and the outside strand. Just knit as normal with the two together. There will be two loops for each stitch on the needle, but you'll easily be able to tell what to knit.

When you knit every row, every other row appears as a ridge. When you see 4 ridges (8 rows of knitting) then you move on to the next instruction. They tell you to count ridges in garter because it's easier than counting rows.

sberb 11-24-2006 11:05 PM

thanks ingrid! as always, you're a lifesaver!


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