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Old 04-08-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Is this right (stitch pattern)?
If I have a length of stocking stitch, and want to break it up with raised ridge every few inches, what would be the best way to do that? A couple rows of just knit or just purl? Or something else?
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:50 AM   #2
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A few rows of just knit (garter stitch) or just purl would work well for a ridge.
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Either way works. They have a different look so you might want to swatch it to see what looks best for you.
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Have you ever heard of 'welts'?
A welt would give you a larger ridge, but you can decide how large or small to make them. I've just recently heard of the technique myself.

Here's a how to article with pics:

http://www.community.knitpicks.com/x...936:Note:41552


Hope that helps.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:04 PM   #5
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Thanks! It's coming along wonderfully That welt is neat (though not the look I was going for this time)... I wonder what sort of pattern would call for a welt?
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:17 PM   #6
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I realize you've probably committed to a certain method already, but another thing you could probably do is a few rows of reverse stockinette (After doing knit-purl-knit-purl, stick in a purl-knit-purl-knit).

If you really want it to pop, the pattern I'm about to start does the above, but then goes a step further by knitting the top and bottom of the reverse section together, making it more of a horizontal tube going across the work.
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I actually saw someone making a HUGE bag (think beach baggish) with welts (the welts were also a different color) And it was beautiful. I didn't know what they were called at the time, but then I saw this article and knew that's what she had done.

If you read the article it says that welts can also be used for a drawstring if you do a YO to created a hole, I think that's so clever!
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Along the same lines... if I'm knitting st st in the round, will doing a round of purl sts give me the same result of a raised ridge on the right side of my work?
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:50 PM   #9
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You'll probably notice that the row you purled, doesn't perfectly line up at the end of the "row", because knitting in the round, is actually worked as a spiral. This is called a "jog" It happens when you add new colors to make strips. I know there are several methods for making "jogless stripes", I woud assume the same principles could be applied to making stripes when changing your stitch pattern.

Maybe someone else here knows for sure?
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