Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2008, 04:29 AM   #1
witeowl
Ribbing the Cuff
 
witeowl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 45
Thanks: 16
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Combined knitting in the round?
Hiya. I have recently developed the dreaded loose-knit-stitch-before-purl disease. (Yeah, yeah, maybe it's been there all along and I've only recently noticed it, but let's pretend, OK? ) Trying to knit tighter actually made it worse, but switching to combined knitting does work... when knitting flat.

So now, here's the rub: what if I want to do a 2x2 rib in the round? How does one purl into a twisted purl stitch?

Thanks!
witeowl is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 01-02-2008, 04:45 AM   #2
gargoylelib
Turning the Heel
 
gargoylelib's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 717
Thanks: 240
Thanked 176 Times in 150 Posts
You have to purl into the back of it! Just as if you were going to
knit into the back loop if doing it flat, you have to do your purl
through the back loop. I find it a bit annoying so I always just
switch back to "regular" knitting when I am ribbing in the round. I
have read however that some people go ahead and just make the
stitches twisted when doing ribbing with combination knitting because
it can make a tighter rib. I am planning on trying this on my next
project with ribbing!

Libbie
__________________
I tinK, therefore I am

gargoylelib on Ravelry
gargoylelib is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gargoylelib For This Useful Post:
witeowl (01-02-2008)
Old 01-02-2008, 04:49 AM   #3
witeowl
Ribbing the Cuff
 
witeowl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 45
Thanks: 16
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
You have to purl into the back of it!
Ick! That's exactly the answer I didn't want to hear!

Unless I hear some other magical answer, I think I'll try twisting my purl stitches and see how it turns out. It'll only be the fourth time I've completely frogged this particular pair of socks and started over because the pattern didn't match the yarn!

Thanks
witeowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
Ginnyb
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 398
Thanks: 171
Thanked 72 Times in 71 Posts
once you get the hang of it, it is just as easy to purl through the back loop as it is to knit into the back loop...just takes a little getting used to.
Ginny
Ginnyb is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ginnyb For This Useful Post:
witeowl (01-02-2008)
Old 01-02-2008, 03:02 PM   #5
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,338
Thanks: 1,682
Thanked 8,797 Times in 7,157 Posts
If it's something that won't be reversible or flipped up (as in a hat brim) I figured out a way to fix it. Since one of the stitches (purl) remains twisted throughout it looks less nice on the back.

Check my blog link in my sig.
__________________
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 offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
witeowl (01-02-2008)
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
Help with combined knitting kuwona How-to Questions 3 02-17-2008 07:29 PM
Combined knitting? Simply_Renee How-to Questions 4 02-15-2008 04:06 PM
Combined knitting? dcinfo124 How-to Questions 3 08-04-2007 06:36 PM
Combined Knitting Help stefcap How-to Questions 3 10-25-2006 08:15 PM
combined knitting - help tsspitzer General Knitting 0 08-30-2005 05:48 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:01 PM.