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Old 02-26-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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FISHERMAN'S RIB BLUES
I am using a fisherman's rib that is done on an even number of stitches. The first row is purled. The second and subsequent rows do thusly:

*P1, K1b,* ending P2.

Basically, I am knitting into the right leg of the stitch below and dropping the stitch on the needle off and letting it unravel.

So, far so, good. But midway down the row, a stitch will unravel down to the cast on.

Plus, if I am splitting a stitch I am having problems with crocheting it back up properly because we are unraveling every Kstitch in the current row on the needle. Some of the unraveled stitches make nice little decorative bumps, others jumps keep traveling down.

I have good guides to fixing mistakes, but I don't think I've seen examples of how to handle these kinds of mistakes.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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You don't knit into the leg of the stitch below, but into the center of the stitch itself. That way the stitch on the needle only drops down to the stitch below it that you've knit into. Look at your other post and I replied with a link to a tutorial that shows how to knit this stitch and there's a video for it on the Glossary page.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:47 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
You don't knit into the leg of the stitch below, but into the center of the stitch itself.
I was thinking the same thing, because there's a video online that shows the lady knitting into the leg of the stitch below. She makes a point of pulling out the leg and knitting into it. I didn't think that looked right. Can you please post the link to the video you were referring to?

I'm struggling with a Fisherman's Rib pattern too. The entire first row is knit, then the part of the second row that really confuses me reads:
"K 1, * in next st, knit through st of row below and this st together, repeat..."
I know how to knit in the stitch below, but that sounds like you're knitting two stitches together.

And one last question - Is the Brioche Stitch and the Fisherman's Rib Stitch the same thing?

Thanks so much!
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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Brioche and F rib produce pretty much the same results, they're just done differently. Here's a tutorial with pictures, and the video here at knitting help is on the Glossary page under k-b. There's an increase that's done by knitting into the leg of the st below the one on the needle, maybe that's the one you watched.

The instructions make it sound more complicated than it is; when you knit into the st below the one on the needle, you will be knitting both 'together' kind of, but I wouldn't describe it like that. What happens is the st on the needle 'drops' down one stitch. The pictures on the site above should give you a good idea what it looks like.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:25 AM   #5
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Thanks; that makes it clearer!

Am I allowed to post a link to the video that I was talking about? (I'm a newbie here & still not sure what's allowed & not allowed) I watched it again last night. This is a lady who is supposed to be an expert, and she definitely knits into the leg only, letting the other stitch just drop!

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Old 03-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #6
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Yes you can post a link to it; we disable linking for new posters for a while to help cut down on spam.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Yes you can post a link to it; we disable linking for new posters for a while to help cut down on spam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujhsm...yer_detailpage

This lady OBVIOUSLY knows what she's doing, yet from what I read online, she's doing it wrong. This is what confuses us!!
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Well, maybe not 'wrong' but different. Her method results in the st on the needle dropping 2 rows to the one below the st you knit into the leg, instead of just dropping one row. It's a variation and just gives you a bit of a different look. It's maybe how she was taught it, or learned to do it reading directions to knit into the st below and doing it through the leg instead of the center of the stitch.
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