Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2007, 10:55 AM   #1
TrishNY12
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ribbing Question
Hi There,

I am a fairly new knitter and have a ribbing question....I know ribbing is a 2x2 pattern, as in knit 2, purl 2, but then it's the next row that I get confused on. On the first row, your last two stiches would be a purl stich, correct? If so, those become the first stiches on your next row, right? So are you knitting those stiches? Like would you be knitting all the purl stiches and purling all the knit stiches, or do you need to make sure you only knit, knit stiches, and only purl, purl stiches? I hope I am making sense, haha! Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Trish
TrishNY12 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-04-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
Boogs
Knitting the Flap
 
Boogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Boogs
Knit the knits and purl the purls as you are looking at them.
__________________


I am not obsessed, I'm just highly pre-occupied!

Boogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
SandraEllen
Working the Gusset
 
SandraEllen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Detroit area
Posts: 1,060
Thanks: 1
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
What boogs says is correct, but if you're like me, I had a hard time figuring out what the knit stitches looked like and what the purl stitches looked like.

if you're doing a k2, p2 ribbing and you end with p2, on the next row you start with k2 again.
__________________
OTN:
Hourglass Sweater, Garter Stitch rib Socks, Saturday Market Bag, Sesame in Wool Ease - indefinitely on hold

Finished '07:
scrunchable scarf,kitty pi, ribbed hat for a newborn, garter stitch rib socks, grandma's favorite washcloths (3), monkey socks, FT clogs, Saturday Market Bag, Pomatomus
SandraEllen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 01:48 PM   #4
TrishNY12
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think that is why I am so confused b/c if you end on purl and then start with knit, aren't you knitting the purls? Help!
TrishNY12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 01:56 PM   #5
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Originally Posted by TrishNY12
I think that is why I am so confused b/c if you end on purl and then start with knit, aren't you knitting the purls? Help!
Knit stitches are purls on the other side, purl stitches are knits on the side. So on the side that's facing you, the ones you purled *on the other side* are now knit stitches.

sue
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 03:01 PM   #6
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,213
Thanks: 1,661
Thanked 8,763 Times in 7,131 Posts
Learning what the stitches look like will save you hours of frustration. It helps tremendously when you are knitting a complicated pattern because it makes it easy to scan the work or stitches to see where you are or if you made a mistake.

__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 03:04 PM   #7
TrishNY12
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Aaaah, I get it now, thank you! And thanks to everyone for their help! Ok, another question, in terms of ribbing, the "seed stitch" (I believe that is what is called) is 1x1 ribbing, correct? Or is there a difference in terms of the next row?
TrishNY12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 03:19 PM   #8
Boogs
Knitting the Flap
 
Boogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Boogs
Originally Posted by TrishNY12
Aaaah, I get it now, thank you! And thanks to everyone for their help! Ok, another question, in terms of ribbing, the "seed stitch" (I believe that is what is called) is 1x1 ribbing, correct? Or is there a difference in terms of the next row?
Seed stitch is k1, p1, that's true but when you turn to work the other side you will then purl the knits and knit the purls as they face you.

Otherwise, you can create regular 1x1 ribbing by knitting the knits and purling the purls as they face you as you have done with the 2x2 ribbing.
__________________


I am not obsessed, I'm just highly pre-occupied!

Boogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 04:08 PM   #9
mrs desert rain
Knitting the Flap
 
mrs desert rain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: san antonio mountain, nm; austin, tx
Posts: 343
Thanks: 2
Thanked 18 Times in 11 Posts
Send a message via AIM to mrs desert rain
when you finish a few rows, take a look at the pattern -- with practice, you'll be able to eye the purl and knit rows without having to remember where you last left off... an INVALUABLE lesson, IMO!
__________________
mrsdesertrain.blogspot.com

Free time? What free time?
More socks (Lorna's Laces, Baltic Sea)
Tie-Front Cardigan (p. 71 VOGUE Knitting, Holiday 06)
Rose Cardigan (VOGUE Knitting, Winter 07)

Recent FO's
Wicked Sweater
Socks and socks and socks
Calorimetries Galore
mrs desert rain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 10:29 AM   #10
TrishNY12
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks eveyrone for your replies! This forum is soooo great for questions - especially since my neighborhood yarn shop is closing
TrishNY12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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

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
Ribbing Question. Gspice How-to Questions 3 03-31-2008 03:48 PM
A question about ribbing downtwoearth General Knitting 6 01-22-2008 05:20 PM
1x1 Ribbing question brin How-to Questions 4 04-29-2007 12:04 PM
ribbing question bethie How-to Questions 14 04-20-2006 02:50 PM
ribbing question Shannon General Knitting 3 01-16-2005 02:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:30 AM.