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Old 01-17-2013, 01:00 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by rachel2013uk View Post
so basically if i keep the pattern the same its ribbing if you change from the rows its seed stich. am i right?
how do you work out whether to seed or rib if the pattern doesn't say and just says k1 p1. THANKS EVER SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP
The easiest way to remember it is:
If your'e doing ribbing, whatever you did in the previous row at that stitch (knit or purl) do that again.
If you're doing seed stitch, whatever you did (knit or purl) in the previous row, do the other thing.

As for how to work out if it's a rib or not, if the pattern doesn't tell you (which would be rare, I would think) just follow what it does tell you to do on that row. After you've done that for 2 or 3 rows, you should be able to see what you've got. If it's a rib, it'll be obvious.

And if you still can't work it out, then just call the pattern writer an idiot and do it how YOU want to!
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #12
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Yes, you've got the difference between ribbing and seed stitch figured out. The pattern should tell you what your stitch pattern is, rib, seed stitch, or something else. You're off to a great start learning to read knitting.
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Even if the pattern doesn't say that it's ribbing or seed stitch, there's usually a picture so you can tell the difference between them.
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well iv knitted a baby hat and scratch mitts in 2 days. they are really neat and look great but i mess up on seaming now
if anyone has any good web links to help. they look wearable but would like to do it properly.
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Check out the videos on our Tips page, there's one for mattress stitch under Finishing.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Check out the videos on our Tips page, there's one for mattress stitch under Finishing.
I did NOT know that section was there. I've been to that page before, but never scrolled that far down I guess. I could've definitely used that video when I was working on Sir Stanley Cluck... (The Hockey Chicken). Thank you!
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There's lots of 'hidden' gems around here. If you go through the Glossary page, there's a lot of videos for some terms or stitches that I don't believe are under any of the other headings. We don't call it 'knitting help' for nothin' ya know....
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:06 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
There's lots of 'hidden' gems around here. If you go through the Glossary page, there's a lot of videos for some terms or stitches that I don't believe are under any of the other headings. We don't call it 'knitting help' for nothin' ya know....
Well it was a co-worker that pointed me to you to begin with, but it was the content that kept me coming back.
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I recently discovered Knitting Help's youtube channel, some things are easier for me to find there.
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