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Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #21
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It doesn't matter whether you knit english or continental. That doesn't affect the stitch. For the record though continental you carry the yarn in the left hand and english with the right hand.

First...are you knitting flat or in the round? It doesn't really matter for ribbing, but it helps us help you. There are a lot of patterns on that site so if you could link it would help.

You took a picture from what appears to be the back because it looks like purls. Is it possible you're not purling or knitting correctly? Make sure of that first. Check the videos at the tab at the top of the page or in the link in my signature.

This is 4x4 ribbing in the sample, but it gives you and idea.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #22
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Continental - yarn is held in the left hand
English - yarn is held in the right hand

Then you are knitting back and forth, or flat? When you look at your stitches, if it looks like a knit (a V shape), knit it; if it looks like a bump, purl it. After a few rows you should see the rib pattern showing up.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:37 PM   #23
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I'm knitting flat(haven't figured out round yet) and English(though it doesn't matter). The pattern is the knitted newborn hat on this page..I don't think there's a direct link to just that pattern.And I didn't realize there was a back and front to this project...hmm..I was knitting something earlier and my ribbing turned out fine
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #24
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Did you check the videos? I think seeing what Amy is doing will probably help a lot. You aren't the only one who's had problems getting ribbing figured out, we've done it and you will too.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #25
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I've started over and am going to watch those videos now!When casting on,should I leave a certain length of tail. Atm,after starting over,the tail I have left is only about 2 inches..I usually have to try several times before getting enough yarn or either I have too much tail left.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:42 PM   #26
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I prefer to have about 6 inches so I can weave it in well.

I'm assuming there's a back and front because its a hat. So you'll have to seam it at the end.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:57 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I prefer to have about 6 inches so I can weave it in well.

I'm assuming there's a back and front because its a hat. So you'll have to seam it at the end.
Well it wasn't looking like ribbing on either side lol..lets hope this time it goes better and hopefully,I'll eventually have something decent to show you guys!!

ETA:it still isn't looking like ribbing so I'm thinking it may be the yarn just isn't showing the ribbing..which makes me sad that I took it apart..I was halfway!Also,I think I may have to start over with the other end of the yarn,the one I'm currently working with his coming apart badly and I'm not sure what to do about it.

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #28
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OK!I'm finally getting around to finishing this and I don't understand this part
Cut a 14" yarn tail.
Run needle and 14" yarn through remaining sts on needle. Pull to draw shut. Fold hat in half and whip stitch/sew the side seam.
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You're just closing the hole on top and seaming. Here's a video-
http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=cSs...%3DcSsx_J4OTHA
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:48 PM   #30
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Thread the yarn through the stitches on the needle, like a drawstring, then use the remaining yarn to sew up the back seam.
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