Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2005, 10:58 PM   #1
KnittingMom
Ribbing the Cuff
 
KnittingMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Intro and laddering question...
Hi all -

I don't think I did a formal intro here but responded to a post waaaayyy back a few weeks when I wasn't insanely swamped with various life thingies.

Anyhow, HI! My name is Jenn, I'm new to knitting (only in it 6 months or so). I'm a photographer by trade part-time and a SAHM to my son, Patrick, who is a very crazy 2 year old.

I've been a lurker here for awhile. LOVE this site and it's been so incredibly helpful to me in my learning of the craft.

So, now for my question. I'm making the blanket it in first Stitch N Bitch book (it's the only one in there) and I'm having a HUGE problem with laddering. Part of the pattern is 52 knit stitches and the switch to 52 purl stitches in each row. I'm trying to knit the purls as tight as humanly possible and I'm still getting this ladder effect where the knits switch to purls. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how I can remedy that. I just can't seem to figure it out.
__________________
Jenn

Knitting for awhile but still feel like a newbie
My Blog
KnittingMom is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 01-08-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
amy
Administrator
Site Admin
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 3,783
Thanks: 348
Thanked 747 Times in 157 Posts
Hi Jenn! Welcome!

Okay, I think I see what your saying. You're getting a ladder up the middle of the blanket, where the stockinette section meets the reverse-stockinette section?

I think I remember someone else talking about that somewhere, so you're not alone. Is it possible that you are not bringing the yarn to the front, first, to purl, and to the back, first, to knit? Or not approaching the stitch from behind the working yarn, to purl, or in front of the working yarn, to knit? Check out the videos on working ribbing, to see how to alternate from knit to purl....

Otherwise, I can't imagine how a ladder would be happening. Normally, you don't need to work extra tight, or anything, and if you're working really tight at that join, I can only think that you are somehow wrapping the yarn over the needle in an extra way.

Hope that helps!
Amy
__________________
~Amy
KnittingHelp Queen Bee


‎"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
Martha Graham
amy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2005, 04:56 PM   #3
KnittingMom
Ribbing the Cuff
 
KnittingMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yep, that's exactly what I'm saying. But, I'm definitely moving the yarn back and forth as it should be. I had a nasty experience trying to learn seed stitch and now it's burned in my head to do the switching. Maybe I'll work up a swatch of it to show you.

I'll go look at the videos and see if there's not some subtle thing I'm not doing that would make a difference.
__________________
Jenn

Knitting for awhile but still feel like a newbie
My Blog
KnittingMom 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
ML laddering problems Scoochy How-to Questions 6 10-25-2010 05:51 AM
how do I avoid laddering? shelluie How-to Questions 5 01-22-2009 01:30 PM
Intro and a question bornagainknitter How-to Questions 4 10-25-2008 04:46 PM
intro and increase question mcdonald29 How-to Questions 3 06-09-2007 03:07 AM
Intro and a quick question.. TrinaOR Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 7 11-23-2006 04:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:42 AM.