Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
AppleBlossom
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I need help with RIBBING.
For some reason, I have never been able to do ribbing correctly. At first, my problem was forgetting to bring the yarn to the front when purling and to the back when knitting... but I still can't do ribbing! It just looks like a slightly lumpy garter stitch! Any mistakes I might be making that I haven't caught on to yet? Thanks :D
AppleBlossom is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 11-17-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
Your best bet is to learn to 'read' your knitting, so you can knit the knit stitches and purl the purls (as they face you.)

If you are working a k1,p1 ribbing, and you cast on an even number of stitches, then you'll always work k1,p1 on each row.



This is a picture that Jan has posted numerous times to help with recognizing your stitches.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
AppleBlossom
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ohh, thanks. That'll help.

But, also, my ribbing isn't very... stretchy. It just doesn't look the way it's supposed to. Is it just me, or is something wrong?
AppleBlossom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
It's hard to say without seeing it. But ribbing really doesn't show up well until you've done several rows. The first few just don't look as nice as they will later on, plus you need some amount of fabric to show the stretch.

If you can post a pic, we can see what's up.

Your yarn and needle size will affect stretchiness, too.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ingrid For This Useful Post:
AppleBlossom (11-17-2009)
Old 11-17-2009, 09:37 PM   #5
AppleBlossom
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'd show you a picture, but I was so upset with my attempts that I frogged it all... Oops. Thanks for your advice, though. I'll just try it again and won't give up this time
AppleBlossom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 11:54 PM   #6
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Yep, next time give it at least 6-8 rows; that's about how long it takes to turn into ribbing.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
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 Ribbing 2x2 firsttimeknitter How-to Questions 3 12-13-2007 11:07 PM
Ribbing Help phoenixjen How-to Questions 1 09-06-2007 02:02 AM
Ribbing help!! Missah78 How-to Questions 4 05-15-2006 04:02 PM
ribbing help rhediger How-to Questions 6 01-13-2006 01:36 AM
Ribbing on hat.. Jan in CA Pattern Central 4 01-05-2006 03:40 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 PM.