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Old 04-18-2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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Why Stockinette instead of garter when felting?
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I'm making a bag that will be felted and the pattern calls for st stitch throughout. Would it matter if I did garter instead? Is there a benefit to st stitch in this case? Hate the rolling while I'm working! Thanks,

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Old 04-18-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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Many bags are worked in the round so it faster for many people to knit all the rounds rather than purl the alternate rounds.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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Thank you
Thanks so much for your quick reply. I'll just knit the whole thing.

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Old 04-18-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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Garter stitch felts thicker. If the pattern calls for stockinette and you use garter, it may change the size of your project from what is intended.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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Thank you Mary! Since the stitches "melt" together, I wondered why it would matter and now I know.

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