04-13-2010, 11:26 PM #1 jodee333 Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2007 Posts: 11 Thanks: 2 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Counting 'ridges' instead of rows In a pattern by Coco Knits, it says to count 'ridges' not rows for sole of ballet flats. It is done in garter stitch. I cannot figure out what is a 'ridge'? so ridge vs. row, any ideas or HELP! __________________ Lovin Knittin!

 04-13-2010, 11:45 PM #2 boyforpele13 Turning the Heel     Join Date: Nov 2005 Location: Tampa Bay, Florida Posts: 967 Thanks: 169 Thanked 41 Times in 27 Posts Garter stitch creates "ridges" and "valleys" for lack of a better word, every 2 rows. If you look at your garter stitch, valley is 1 row, ridge is another row, so by counting ridges, you are also counting by 2 rows, so if you'd rather do it that way, i.e. 10 ridges equals 20 rows, that might work for you. I'm trying to find a picture to explain this better now, will post if I find. __________________ Sean (click for my blog) and/or visit me on Ravelry (boyforpele13) Share Your Life With a Deaf Dog! Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. - Marianne Williamson
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A ridge is two rows. So each ridge creates a line of stitches. Here's a part of a sleeve I did and I've added a couple arrows that point to the two ridges of tan.
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 04-13-2010, 11:47 PM #4 boyforpele13 Turning the Heel     Join Date: Nov 2005 Location: Tampa Bay, Florida Posts: 967 Thanks: 169 Thanked 41 Times in 27 Posts K, I borrowed this from someone's blog. the middle is in stockinette, which makes the ridges and valleys I mentioned even more noticeable (I hope.) If you line up the stockinette rows (each row is an upside-down V) by the bordering garter stitch, you'll see how one is next to a "valley" and the other is a "ridge". Hope this is helpful! __________________ Sean (click for my blog) and/or visit me on Ravelry (boyforpele13) Share Your Life With a Deaf Dog! Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. - Marianne Williamson
 04-15-2010, 08:48 PM #5 jodee333 Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2007 Posts: 11 Thanks: 2 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Thanks! This really helped me. __________________ Lovin Knittin!
 04-15-2010, 08:49 PM #6 jodee333 Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2007 Posts: 11 Thanks: 2 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Thank you! __________________ Lovin Knittin!
 04-15-2010, 08:49 PM #7 jodee333 Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2007 Posts: 11 Thanks: 2 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Perfect pic.... I have it now. __________________ Lovin Knittin!

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