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Old 11-27-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
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k3 p3 Ribbing Stretched between stitches
Hey friends,
Ya know that warmest winter hat I am knitting for my friend? Well I am working the ribbing in K3, P3 and I am finding that between the knit and purl stiches the yarn is stretching, so there is a unwanted gap and difference in tension apparently when I bring the yarn forward or take it back. When you told it to the light you can see it is more streched out...why is this and how to fix this?
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:05 PM   #2
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I'm having a bit of the same problem with k2p2 ribbing on the fingerless mitts I'm making. I know how to fix it if you're knitting flat, but not in the round. Any ideas anyone?

Oh..and I do pull the working yarn tight.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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no ideas but I want to bump this up 'cause I want to know too.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:31 PM   #4
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Hmmm... stumped knitters! Hopefully not for long!
Jan- how do you do it when working flat? Is that what you meant by pulling the working yarn tight?
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by knitAbikini View Post
Hmmm... stumped knitters! Hopefully not for long!
Jan- how do you do it when working flat? Is that what you meant by pulling the working yarn tight?
When knitting flat you can wrap the yarn clockwise or the "wrong" way on that first purl. When you encounter the twisted stitch (it'll be a knit) on the other side you knit into the back of it. Here's the site I learned it from.
http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonakni...of_braggi.html

I tried knitting normally, but wrapping the purl clockwise when knitting in the round and then knitting through the back loop of the purl on the next row, but that didn't work. It seemed to make it looser.

It tends to show less the more ribbing you do, but it still bugs me.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:28 PM   #6
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Yes, Jan, it is bugging me too! Especially for a warm winter hat...I will not stand for gaps for wind to chill the ears!
This seems to be a pretty quiet topic to!
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:46 PM   #7
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I've had the same problem with a ribbed scarf I'm working on.
I've put it aside because of this very thing.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:14 PM   #8
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Me too! I pull the yarn tight, but I'm still getting overly stretchy ribbing between the stitches. Help!
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:29 PM   #9
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Maybe you're pulling too tight? Just a thought, that's what happens with cables - the tighter you make the sts, the more pronounced the gaps.
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You know what suzeeq, that might be what's happening with mine... I'm knitting fingerless gloves in ribbing which is later cabled, and it does seem to get worse after the cables.

Guess I'll have to try knitting everything a bit looser!
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