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« on: February 05, 2006 07:50:40 AM »

Okay, I lost my firt post, so here goes again....

I'f I'm knitting a standard stockinette swatch, what do I do to get a design in there just by changing a stitch? This is all in the same color yarn. I hope someone knows what I'm talking about because I am so brain dead right now.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2006 08:20:18 AM »

You can make some designs by purling on the right side, instead of knitting. That will make that stitch look different than the rest of the knit stitches facing.

If you are feeling really adventurous, you can make curved designs by using different increases or decreases, or cables. Of course, bobbles and trinity stitchs (knitting more than one stitch into a single stitch and then knitting them all together) will add even more dimension.

Take a look at some aran patterns for examples. Also, one of the SnB books has a chart with a heart done in seed stitch on a stockingette stitch background.

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2006 08:26:51 AM »

It sounds like you are referring to knit and purl textured patterns.  Is that right?  (like this?)

(I sound like the annoying voice-response phone tree lady...  crap)  Anyway...  

There are some Knit & Purl textured stitches listed here (scroll down to the section titled "Knit/Purl").  Some of the pictures are a little hard to see what the stitch is like though.  

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2006 08:38:01 AM »

yes yes yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

The first SnB book had it. And I lent the book to a friend who doesn't live too close for me to go get it. Crap. Another dumb question. If I purl the knit stitch to get the "bump" would I knit the following purl or just purl the whole next row?
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2006 08:46:57 AM »

If I purl the knit stitch to get the "bump" would I knit the following purl or just purl the whole next row?

It depends on the design that you are going for and the pattern you are using.  Basically you can just make a picture that is like a pixellated picture using knit and purl. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2006 04:17:39 PM »

I think I got it figured out. The knit row I'll purl my "bump" and vice versa. I'm knitting a fetus and the umbillical cord becomes the tail on the bottom of the knitting. It's one of many in a series that I'll be casting in bronze. It represents the life I have made and the life I am responsible for (I have kids, that's why). Thanks all for your help. And, if anyone wants the pattern for a fetus outline in yarn, let me know.
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