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Old 02-12-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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Officially in love with fisherman's ribbing. Anyone with me?
Okay, so I'm finding that for some reason, my ribbing always comes out sloppy and uneven. It always comes out looking like this (especially with 2x2 ribbing):

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instead of looking like this:
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Is it my tension?

Anywho, I can do the fisherman's ribbing perfectly, plus it doesn't fold the piece like an accordian.

Anyone with me on this?
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #2
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I don't know the stitch....can you describe it? or are there instructions somewhere?
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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I googled it and watched a video on how's it done. Looks interesting.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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I prefer Fisherman's rib because I can't stand the k p of a regular rib. And it's nice and cushy thick.
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:48 AM   #5
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my lovely mum knitted me a pullover in fishermans ribbing last year and it's the warmest thing to wear - fantastic for snuggling down in in the winter
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:07 AM   #6
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I googled it too. Pretty neat! Once again I've learned another knitting technique. Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
I prefer Fisherman's rib because I can't stand the k p of a regular rib. And it's nice and cushy thick.
Isn't it just a twisted knit stitch? Why do you not like regular ribbing?
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:41 PM   #8
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It's not a twisted rib, it's a variation of brioche stitch - see this. With regular ribbing you're moving the yarn back and forth for the knits and purls. The way I do F. rib is to either make all rows the same - k1, k1below - to make it reversible, or knit the ws rows. It's not necessary to purl at all and it still looks like purls.
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:56 PM   #9
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Oh I see. I was thinking k1b was knitting in the back of the stitch. Interesting.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #10
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My K2P2 is still a little like that, True. The problem is uneven tension when doing the switch. But I'm a newbie, so hey.

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Here's another tute:

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...hermansrib.htm

I'm doing a variation of that called Waffle Stitch. If you stagger each row of the Kbl and K1 by one stitch, you get little V's with spaces underneath, like a waffle

Is F Rib as stretch as K1P1?
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