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« on: July 29, 2007 03:22:01 PM »

I'm making a scarf and I can't quite get the ribbing figured out and i don't know what the heck i'm doing wrong. At first i thought it might be the size needles which i am using 10 but the pattern called for 11s so i don't think that they are stretched out.Oh and if it helps i started with two rows of the knit stitch
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007 03:52:41 PM »

with ribbing you have to do alternating knits and purls across the same row. for example- if you do a "2 x 2" rib you :
knit knit purl purl knit knit purl purl until you reach the end of the row. then you turn around and start the next row and you knit the knits and purl the purls
and for 2 x 2 rib you have to make sure you cast on a number divisible by 4.

not sure if this is what you mean, if not, maybe you can post a picture?
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007 10:35:52 PM »

We can't really help you if you post and say 'I can't do ribbing'. Can you tell us what exactly your problem is, or post an in-focus photo, or look at previous posts from people who have been having trouble with ribbing?

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007 12:12:12 AM »

It sounds like you're interpreting "k2, p2" as knit two rows, purl two rows.  That'll create a strange sort of garter stitch...not a rib.  To rib, you knit two stitches and purl two stitches (or whatever amout, really, but two is pretty standard) all the way across one row (make sure to pass your yarn between your needles when moving it from front to back).  When you turn around, you're going to do the same thing, knit two stitches, purl two stitches, knitting the knits and purling the purls.  You'll start to be able to identify those easier after a few rows and with some practice.  Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007 07:18:01 AM »

thanks for your help guys i was doing ribbing the wrong way but i got it all figured out now thanks!
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