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Re: ladder experiment
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: October 14, 2008 12:01AM

I usually distribute the work on four needles and work with a fifth. For the reasons you relate, I have fewer problems with four needles than with three, but there is still a tell-tale trace on the backside. On larger pieces I've even used five, six or more needles and still had traces.

Since the front side is even, if I were doing a garment for myself I wouldn't care at all, but when I'm doing a gift it has to be absolutely flawless inside and out. I just finished two pieces using the extra needles and they both look wonderful.

I'd have to say that it adds a bit more time, so if speed is a concern I wouldn't recommend it. I really don't care about speed at all.

By the way, I've noticed that when I do 1x1 rib, just tightening the first two stitches eliminates all traces of laddering.

Why not just use double circs? Anyone who is a really tight knitter knows the answer to that. They won't print the words I use when I fight circs.

Why not just knit looser? Because I don't like the way it looks. I'm an old woman and my sense of aesthetic is one of the few senses still intact.

Subject Written By Posted
  ladder experiment Alex 10/12/2008 04:39PM
  Re: ladder experiment craftsman 10/13/2008 10:41PM
  Re: ladder experiment Alex 10/14/2008 12:01AM
  Re: ladder experiment KT 10/14/2008 12:09PM
  Re: ladder experiment Alex 10/14/2008 03:52PM

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