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Old 11-15-2013, 02:24 PM   #31
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Always used garter for stockinette not nessasarily for ribbing
I have always used garter stitch for its ability to make stockinette not curl. I have a little bit of curling in the ribbing but that will be solved by sewing. I just don't know how this pattern:
row 1: K
row 2: K
repeat as many times as needed


will look on a cable block you know? and if there is an odd number of rows of garter where should I put that extra row?
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:30 PM   #32
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I have always used garter stitch for its ability to make stockinette not curl. I have a little bit of curling in the ribbing but that will be solved by sewing. I just don't know how this pattern:
row 1: K
row 2: K
repeat as many times as needed


will look on a cable block you know? and if there is an odd number of rows of garter where should I put that extra row?
I think I see what you mean now. If your edging on the block is garter stitch, I think it could be accommodated in the transition back to all garter for the last rows. After all you're going to sew up the bound off edge...
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #33
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I think I see what you mean now. If your edging on the block is garter stitch, I think it could be accommodated in the transition back to all garter for the last rows. After all you're going to sew up the bound off edge...
yes but how should I distribute the garter if there are an odd number of rows of garter once I subtract the maximum repeats from the total 98?
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:44 PM   #34
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yes but how should I distribute the garter if there are an odd number of rows of garter once I subtract the maximum repeats from the total 98?
One of the others may have a better idea, but...let's say you wind up working 3 rows: bind off the 4th knit wise.
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
One of the others may have a better idea, but...let's say you wind up working 3 rows: bind off the 4th knit wise.
I don't know about that. I mean I am wanting distribution like if I work 9 rows I work 4 on the bottom and 4 on the top but where whould I put that 9th row? would I put it on the bottom? would I put it on the top? I mean I don't want less than 98 rows which is what it sounds like with the binding off the 4th knitwise.
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It might help to try this out on a swatch. Garter stitch takes 2 rows to form a ridge so for a balanced look, it might be better to work one fewer or one more row (an even number) so that the look of the ridge pattern is the same. Ofteh, the extra odd row seems to disappear anyway because it doesn't have its partner row.
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that would make the block have 97 rows instead of 98 and that is a problem for me.
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that would make the block have 97 rows instead of 98 and that is a problem for me.
Why?
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because I want all blocks to have the same number of stitches and the same number of rows.
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Often, the extra odd row seems to disappear anyway because it doesn't have its partner row.
Sweet! I've actually noticed this before but never given much thought to it. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention, I know I will definitely keep this in mind.
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