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Old 12-26-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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Horizontal Ribbing Help. =)
Hi everyone!

I am new here!
I've been knitting for about 6 years on and off and I'm having some trouble with a pattern. I think it may be a little misleading or could be I just have no clue what I'm doing.

The pattern is here: http://jupeknits.blogspot.com/2010/0...s-blanket.html

I am working on the "green" squares which call for knitting of 2 rows, then purling the next. Repeat. Seems simple enough, but it doesn't give me the look of the "green" squares in the picture.

My ridges (ribs) are much wider and I'm only able to fit 3 ribs in the square.

So, something is off! Any idea what I should be doing instead?
I am anxious to get started with this pattern as I'm a bit of a slow knitter and my baby is due in less than 3 months!

Thanks so much!
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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If you work a knit 2 rows, purl one row, your pattern should appear. When you work the square, though, the odd numbered rows are the ws rows. Since it is worked for 20 rows, you should end up with enough rows for the ridges.
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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My garter stitch ridges (sorry...bad terminology) are really wide. Opposite of the photo. So maybe it's just me.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:53 PM   #4
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Okay, so the first knit row should give me the garter stitch ridge, and then the next knit row/purl row should give me the stockinette right? Why is this not working for me? lol
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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Just continue to k2 row, purl 1 row - the side with the one purl ridge between stockinette is the RS row. You might be looking at it on the wrong side.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:11 PM   #6
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I think I'm giving up and leaving it the way it is. I've knitted all 20 rows many times over and neither side looks like the picture. I ended up with a wide garter stitch band.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:02 AM   #7
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do not give up, noooooooooooooooooo!
we'll get you through there.

But here I need to say: I did edit this post one day later to say: look beneath, I finally did understand! This advice was wrong!

you knit 1 row. just by itself.
then you knit the next: a garter stitch rib appears. 2 knit rows just do that.

then you purl one row (row no.3 that is)

this makes a smooth row in stochinette stitch.

now you knit another row (no4)
that forms more stochinette stitch with the purl row.

then you knit again... that makes a garter stitch rib. (no5)

a purl row: st st (no 6)

a knit row: st st (no7)

a knit row: garter stitch (no 8)

a purl row: st st (no 9)

so within those 9 rows you now have 3 ridges popping up.

if you work just like this, it will all come out.

When you are getting larger sections... are you working 1 row until you turn your needles? Some people have the missconception that 1 row ends where it begins (that is 2 rows, though).

Do you have a photo of what you created? Maybe we can help.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:58 PM   #8
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Ok, I'm going to take a stab at this one. The pattern looks adorable, but I wonder whether some of the instructions don't account for the way you work the odd rows right to left, but the even rows left to right. Anyway, here goes:

Pattern is knit a row, knit a row, purl a row.

Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 3 (odd =right side) purl, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~


Now we repeat (knit a row, knit a row, purl a row), but we are starting on an even row (wrong side):

Row 4 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 5 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 6 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv


(It's almost more like a 6-row pattern than a 3-row pattern.)

So that means after 20 rows it looks like this:

Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 3 (odd =right side) purl, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 4 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 5 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 6 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 3 (odd =right side) purl, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 4 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 5 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 6 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 3 (odd =right side) purl, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 4 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 5 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 6 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~


Is this what your squares look like? You describe fat bands that only fit 3 times in the square.

Ok, to fix it, you want two rows that LOOK like "knit" (that is, look like vvvvvv"), then one row that LOOKS like "purl" (~~~~~~), etc. So how about this, instead:

Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 3 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 4 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 5 (odd =right side) purl, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 6 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv


Or, for 20 rows:

Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 3 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 4 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 5 (odd =right side) purl, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 6 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 3 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 4 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 5 (odd =right side) purl, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 6 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 3 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 4 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 5 (odd =right side) purl, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~
Row 6 (even=wrong side) purl, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 1 (odd =right side) knit, looks like vvvvvvvvvv
Row 2 (even=wrong side) knit, looks like ~~~~~~~~~~


So you should get 7 skinny ridges instead of 3 fat ones.

I propose you now try knitting this square as
knit 3 rows, purl 3 rows!

Cheers!

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I came to my senses last night.
My appologies!

Looking at the blanket again:

you knit 2 rows, purl one, knit 1, THEN you repeat: k2 p1 k1 row.

That means you have a repeat of 4 rows, not 3.

Sorry, I was off, since lately I made something with ribs around, but I was working in the round and there it would not matter.

Anyways:

row 1: knit
row 2: knit
row 3: purl
row 4: knit

then do those rows (1-4) over and over.

Sorry, many times, for being off!
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No, you were right in the first place, it is a 3 row repeat -
Knit 2 rows
Purl 1 row
Repeat until finished

Though the pattern could be wrong....

Okay I checked, the only mistake was in the white squares, and that's been corrected.
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