Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-24-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
kate2kids
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to kate2kids
When doing a RT (right twist), do I twist on both sides?
I'm making a sweater that is, for me, pretty complicated - three different cable patterns, and so on. The directions list each cable separately and then for the back (and front) it says:
EST PAT: Row 1 (RS): P8, RT, Cable I, RT, Cable II, RT, Cable III, RT .... and so on

I understand how to do that much, and have gotten 8 rows of it done and it's looking okay. But the RT's don't quite look right - they're sort of knobby and uneven.

So, my question is, when doing a right twist as part of an ongoing cabled project, do I twist on both the RS and the WS, or do I do the RT on the RS and just purl those two stitches on the WS?

Any input would be ever so appreciated!!

Kate
kate2kids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 10:09 PM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Generally when doing cables you knit or purl only on the wrong side. All the twisting and cabling is done on the RS. It just takes a little practice to get the stitches to look even. You could tug a little bit on the knobby stitch or the one next to it to even them out.

sue
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 10:12 PM   #3
kate2kids
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to kate2kids
Thanks, Sue! I had been RT'ing on both sides, and it occurred to me after once through the pattern that maybe it was weird that I was RT'ing everywhere but only doing funky cable stuff on the RS... needed some validation for the idea before I continued on the rest of the sweater.

It's the first piece that I'm making for *myself* rather than for my kids or someone else's kids or what have you... must have it look nice!!
kate2kids is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I fix the twist? Maddison How-to Questions 5 06-20-2008 03:12 PM
Left Twist/Right twist-help! Donnalsny How-to Questions 2 07-16-2007 11:07 PM
How to Rt (right twist) and LT(left twist) blueeyes28 How-to Questions 3 07-07-2006 04:32 PM
Need Help doing a Left Twist Knitting also Right Twist Jade6468 General Knitting 1 05-11-2005 09:09 PM
RT (Right Twist) Lisa Perry General Knitting 2 01-06-2005 08:35 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:31 PM.