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hurdles2006
« on: October 14, 2008 09:05:52 AM »

I HATE 1x1 ribbing.  I just began yet another pair of socks, which naturally starts with an inch of ribbing.  does anyone have any advice on how to make it go quicker.  I just want to get to the actual pattern!

Thanks,
Kate
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008 09:45:16 AM »

I HATE 1x1 ribbing.  I just began yet another pair of socks, which naturally starts with an inch of ribbing.  does anyone have any advice on how to make it go quicker.  I just want to get to the actual pattern!

Thanks,
Kate

do another ribbing, p2k2 or p2k3 or anything else. Or don't use ribbing and use something else like a rolled stockinette top, or a picot hem, or a  Latvian twist (Lucy Neatby) etc etc etc

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socksnut
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008 03:13:32 PM »

You don't always have to follow the pattern. You can ad your own personality to every project.  I hate 1x1 rib it gets old.  So I change up.  Sometimes I do a 2x2 rib or a 1x3 rib. Or I get rid of the rib all together and do a picot and then a 1x1 rib for about an inch.  There is also lace that works grate.
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hurdles2006
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008 09:50:25 PM »

thanks for the advice.  I do sometimes feel tied to patterns and I know that is totally unneccesary.  I think another problem I have is that I really do like how 1X1 looks when it is all finished, I just really hate doing it.  Its all that moving of the yarn inbetween the needles.

Thanks again!
Kate
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008 06:04:41 AM »

I really do like how 1X1 looks when it is all finished, I just really hate doing it.  Its all that moving of the yarn inbetween the needles.

well, you could always do it as all-knit (not ribbed) then one stitch at a time, drop one stitch from the needles, let it run down however many rows you want and then pick it up again as a knit from the wrong side. Voila, a p1k1 rib without purling!  Cheesy Grin Cheesy Grin (and yes, I've done it when I've screwed up ribbings and didn't want to frog.)
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