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Old 03-07-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Does garter stitch felt differently than stockinette?
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Yes. You can see the garter ridges. Of course, it will show up less or more depending on the type and thickness of yarn that you started with.
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Will it work to use garter stitch for the bottom of a bag and the stockinette for the sides?
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Certainly, I think the garter actually felts a little thicker and that's a good thing for the bottom. Mary
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Originally Posted by tgwillis View Post
Will it work to use garter stitch for the bottom of a bag and the stockinette for the sides?
When I make bags - I prefer to use garter stitch for the bottom. I like the extra thickness garter stitch seems to have when it felts. Have fun!!
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I have my bottom done and have picked up my stitches to start knitting the sides in the round and have 2 rounds done, I could find a pattern that was the size I wanted so I am winging it.
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Winging is good...how many stitches? I wanna see! I just love to do bags!
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I started with by casting on 32 stitches on size 10 1/2's and knited untill I had about 16 inches. So it is a 7 1/2" x 16 bottom (unfelted) I justed picked up stitches in the same spots on the knitting as I went around I didn't count after I got past 100. I think I might decrease some as I get past the half way mark about (10 inches) at that point I will count and figure out what I want to do.
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Nice size! Love to see it when you're ready! Mary
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