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Flowers and Lemons
« on: December 29, 2007 12:58:38 PM »

Hi everybody,
Please, please help me. I'm new to knitting and I am working on my second scarf now, from this pattern;
I just changed it a bit, because I had other yarn.

My work keeps looking so messy!! And then I frog it again. (It's for a friend of mine.. I can't give her a messy scarf!  Sad ) Do you have tips for me, how to make it look neater?

an unskilled knitter  Embarrassed

« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007 01:29:07 PM »

This is a tough question to answer as I'm not sure what you mean by "messy"?  could you maybe post some pictures of your knitting so we can see what you're doing?

« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007 01:46:56 PM »

Ditto what littlebluegirl girl said - messy is very vague so it is difficult to help.

One suggestion - which unfortunately won't help this time - is to bookmark the knittinghelp.com site. There are tons of videos that I have refered to often. There isn't one for this stitch though.

Another suggestion "google" the stitch. I did just that and I found a video for "Brioche Rib". It is done differently than Yarn Ball Boogie's instructions but I also found a couple of discussions that all said the stitch ends up looking the same so maybe just do it the way it is in this video.

If the problem is the "knit into the row below" this set of instructions for Fisherman's Rib has a picture that shows how to do that. Actually you could just use the Fisherman's Rib stitch as well.

Hope these help. If not come back with more details.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007 02:08:05 PM »

Yeah, technically, it's a Fisherman's or Shaker Rib, not Brioche, but I prefer this one because it's so much easier. You don't have to slip/YO and then knit together on the next row. But a picture or more details on how you think you're messing it up would be helpful.

dj dizzy Dayna
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007 03:21:34 PM »

I agree with you 'knitting newbie'. Mine looks like total hell. Ive gave up twice! Im a crocheter...so maybe im just used to that. You think we just need more practice?  Seems like knitting is SOOOOOO much more complicated than crochet, but i absolutely love the look of knitting---

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008 01:25:54 PM »

One suggestion: maybe use a needle one size smaller than you were using before to make the stitches a little tighter and perhaps a little "neater."

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Flowers and Lemons
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2008 01:49:39 PM »

Thanks everybody for your replies..
I've thrown the pattern away and designed my own  Grin
(I used.. how is that called in English? 'gerstekorrel') (I'm Dutch, sorry  Tongue)
I can't post any pics.. Really sorry for that, but it's because it's got to be a secret!
I hope the person it is going to be for doesn't read this  Roll Eyes

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