Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
NYcarrie
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 30
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Question about k1p1 ribbing
I'm following a pattern for a ribbed shawl that says:

Row 1: k1 p1 k1 p1 k4 (some other stuff here) k4 k1 p1 k1 p1
Row 2: p1 k1 p1 k1 p4 (some other stuff here) p4 p1 k1 p1 k1

My question: isn't the k1 p1 part of the pattern going to make a garter stich? If I purl my last stitch on the row, turn the scarf over, purl the first stitch, knit the second (having knitted the next-to-last stich on the other side) isn't that just the same as if I had knit every stitch to begin with?

Is this a mistake in the pattern? Do you think it is supposed to be k1 p1 on both rows?

Or does k1 p1 on one side followed by p1 k1 on the other side do something else that I just do not know about yet?

Thanks!
NYcarrie is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 10-28-2006, 03:09 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,215
Thanks: 1,663
Thanked 8,764 Times in 7,132 Posts
To get ribbing you knit the knits and purl the purls. The backside of a knit is a purl which is why you start with a purl on the other side.

If you don't know now learn what the stitches look like and it'll help you a lot.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
knitqueen
Grafting the Toe
 
knitqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 4,246
Thanks: 139
Thanked 148 Times in 132 Posts
If you end with a purl and start with a purl you will get seed stitch, not ribbing.
knitqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2006, 03:20 PM   #4
NYcarrie
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 30
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Oh, okay. I get that it's a seed stich. That makes sense. I was wondering why they'd have us doing all this work of switching the stitches if all they wanted was a plain old garter! Lol!

And now that you mention it, the sample FO they have does look like a seed stitch. Why they titled the pattern "ribbed shawl," though, I have no idea!

Thanks for you help. Every time I post in this forum, I have an answer within 10 minutes. You guys are truly amazing. I've only been knitting 2 months, but I hope that eventually I will know enough that I will be able to answer some questions, too, instead of just asking them all the time!
NYcarrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2006, 03:32 PM   #5
knitqueen
Grafting the Toe
 
knitqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 4,246
Thanks: 139
Thanked 148 Times in 132 Posts
What does the middle section of the scarf look like?? Perhaps that's where the 'ribbing' part of the title comes into play. It seems like it just has a seed stitch border.
knitqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2006, 03:42 PM   #6
NYcarrie
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 30
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I don't think so. It's (k1 p1) 4 times + k4. That combo you repeat 3 times total and then do 4 more (k1 p1). The next side is the reverse--(p1 k1)x4 + p4, etc. So it looks like it's alternating 8 stitches of seed stitch with 4 stockinette.

It's a mohair pattern, so it's fuzzy and kind of hard to see the stitch detail in the sample FO, but that seems like it could be right.

This is very weird "ribbing," that's for sure!
NYcarrie 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
Just K1P1? ZoeS Pattern Central 1 01-09-2010 01:51 AM
(k1p1) in yo twice knitchick1452 How-to Questions 1 12-25-2009 12:14 PM
Need help with K1P1 ribbing and increases KnittinChick How-to Questions 1 10-03-2008 09:44 PM
Is there a way to join two pieces of K1P1 Ribbing to make it one continuous piece lbird How-to Questions 5 10-01-2007 11:12 PM
Help k1p1 ribbing my4boys2002 How-to Questions 2 07-06-2005 09:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:36 PM.