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Old 02-06-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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Stretchiest ribbing?
I know that some ribbings and stitch patterns are stretchier than others. Which is the stretchiest?
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:00 PM   #2
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I've always heard that k2p2 ribbing is the stretchiest and it does seem really stretchy to me.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:10 PM   #3
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:30 PM   #4
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I agree--k2p2
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:45 AM   #5
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I think 3x1 is pretty strechy, personally....
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Old 02-07-2007, 01:49 AM   #6
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I'd go with k2,p2 as well. OR you can go with this:

Rib of Doom Instructions

1. [K3, P3] work to end of round
2. [K1,P1] work to end of round
Repeat as needed.

This was used for the International Sock of Doom pattern for sock wars in which all participants had to knit a sock for someone they didn't know (who signed up for the challenge) we all have different sized ankles, and this worked for everyone that I've heard. I was in it and my socks turned out great.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:36 PM   #7
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the sticking point of a lot of ribbing is the cast on.

make sure your cast on is stretchy, and the ribbing will be too!
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:41 PM   #8
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k2p2 and add on stretchy thread...i bought one at coop , Zurich today and cannot wait to try it out... you just knit k2 p2 together with your yarn and the elastic band (very fine)... will see how it turn out... i am going to knit some socks with it ....
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:25 PM   #9
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Do let me know how you like it.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:11 AM   #10
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A dissenting vote: I like K2P1 ribbing. It's nice and stretchy and almost invisible.

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