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Topic: Ribbed Legwarmer HELP please!  (Read 303 times)
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woohag
« on: December 04, 2007 05:46:31 PM »

Ok, here it is. I thought I'd give this board a whirl.

I'm knitting a ribbed legwarmer and the pattern states to cast on 27 and (k2,p1) for all rows. So obv it's 3x9 = 27 to come to that cast on, but here's the thing...I cast on 30 b/c the person I'm making them for has large calves and thicker ankles than I do...and I've now knit 3 rows and it doesn't look right, the stitches aren't matching up. I am exhausted which is why I can't tap into this BASIC idiotic question, but can someone please offer me help??? Shouldn't it work out correctly? I am so frustrated that I can't figure out this BASIC MATH!

THANKS! OH...I should mention that I want to do a mattress stitch seaming to join edges so I need a stitch at the edge that will have the inner "bar".
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007 05:52:16 PM »

If you are knitting in the round, this should work out perfectly.


It sounds like you are knitting flat, though.  In that case, your first row is (k2, p1), and your second row (on your way back) would be reversed, (k1, p2).
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007 06:00:56 PM »

AHHH!  THANK YOU so much!  Holy brain fart. :-)

I wish I could knit these in the round, but alas...not enough cast ons and I don't know how to use dpns. Anyway, thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007 06:31:42 PM »

You're welcome!  I can't wait to see how they turn out on the finished projects board! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007 07:34:00 PM »

You're welcome!  I can't wait to see how they turn out on the finished projects board! Smiley

Well...I'm making EIGHT pairs, as a Thank You gift for my students. I guess I should post them individually, lol.
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