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Old 03-07-2013, 03:02 PM   #21
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Thanks, Antares. This is recycled thrift-store-sweater yarn that I dyed. The light color is the undyed yarn, and the dark is what I dyed. It's more subdued than I was going for, but I'm happy with it.
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That's nice! You do such beautiful knitting and I love seeing it.
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That's nice! You do such beautiful knitting and I love seeing it.
Aww, thank you so much!
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Now I see the fair isle! That's beautiful!
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Way to go, dancejunky! Your work is impeccable! Very innovative, too!
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I've switched over to the Fair Isle technique you put me on to, and I'm loving it! I've never been a thrower, but it only took me a few minutes to get used to the 2-handed approach, and it's going pretty fast now. It might be my imagination, but it seems like the fabric has more stretch done this way than with floats. Maybe that's because the yarn winds around more than the floats, which are straight.

So now I'm wondering whether this method would make corrugated ribbing stretchier. I had sort of abandoned the idea of using it on the cuff edge, because it's not very stretchy. Guess I'll have to do a little cuff swatch and test it.
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Originally Posted by dancejunky View Post
I've switched over to the Fair Isle technique you put me on to, and I'm loving it! I've never been a thrower, but it only took me a few minutes to get used to the 2-handed approach, and it's going pretty fast now. It might be my imagination, but it seems like the fabric has more stretch done this way than with floats. Maybe that's because the yarn winds around more than the floats, which are straight.

So now I'm wondering whether this method would make corrugated ribbing stretchier. I had sort of abandoned the idea of using it on the cuff edge, because it's not very stretchy. Guess I'll have to do a little cuff swatch and test it.
I haven't done corrugated ribbing, but it's worth a try. I find the two handed approach must faster and more even. I'm glad it's working out for you!
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What's corrugated ribbing?
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What's corrugated ribbing?
The ribs alternate color. So for example, if you're using pink and gray, you might do K2 with pink, P2 with gray, and keep going like that. It creates vertical stripes with colors and has some texture, too. It looks very cool but doesn't stretch much.
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