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DeathToFuzzyYarn
« on: July 20, 2008 11:13:54 AM »

Why is it when I try out a stitch pattern it just looks like a lot of lumpy garter stitch? I know how to purl, I know how to knit. Am I using the wrong size needles (size 8, aluminum)? Should I try it on bamboo needles?

Multiple of 10

Row 1: p4, k1, p1, k4
Row 2: p3, k2, p2, k3
Row 3: p2, k2, p1, k1, p2, k2
Row 4: p1, k2, p2, k2, p2, k1
Row 5: k2, p3, k3, p2
Row 6: k1, p4, k4, p1

Rep Rows 1-6.

^ Just doesn't work for me. I got the stitch pattern from http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches/mockcable.htm
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008 11:43:57 AM »

How many rows have you done? For this one, go through it at least twice, 12 rows; many st patterns don't look like anything for a couple of inches. This one is really subtle and may be difficult to see unless you use a single colored smooth yarn. The needles you use shouldn't make a difference.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008 12:10:18 PM »

The type of needle really won't have an effect on the pattern. I don't know how experienced you are with knitting, but you might check out knittinghelp.com and see the videos there. Sometimes, having a problem with purling can create problems.
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honeydew
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008 07:48:37 PM »

Needle size should not matter so long as it is appropriate for the yarn you're using.  Size 8 should be a worsted weight or aran weight yarn. 
Make sure your edges aren't rolling up obscuring the area with the stitch pattern.
Do a couple repeats across (maybe with a P2, K1, P2 panel in between) and a couple repeats (or more) up. 
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Ducky2010
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008 09:47:04 PM »

I don't know how you're swatching, but like was said before make sure you do at least two repeats, I usually do at least three. And I hate swatches! But if you're looking to try out a stitch pattern then that's what you need to do. Also, make sure you do at least 3 repeats WIDE.
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