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Is it possible to do stranded knitting (Fair Isle), creating a pattern, whilst working in the ribbed stitch?

March 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Knitting Stitches

I want to make a headband, in ribbed stitch to give ultimate stretchy-ness, but I want to knit a pattern on it.

Sure, you just do the color changes while you do the ribbing. I wouldn’t do anything too complicated, only because the ribbing may hide some of the pattern. But it could be done that way. It just might be confusing to keep track of the ribbing and the other pattern at once. If you don’t have a problem doing it, and you like the way it looks, go for it. As we often say, there are no knitting police, you can do what you want.

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  • 1 Leslie M // Mar 6, 2010 at

    It is, but it might be pretty complicated. I’m thinking that you would want all of your patterning to land on the knit side of the ribbing, and possibly be shadowed in the purls. The trick is to figure out how to bury the floats inside the ribbing so that they don’t show much.

    If you put different patterns on each side you could end up with something really cool.
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  • 2 Nancy S // Mar 6, 2010 at

    Sure, you just do the color changes while you do the ribbing. I wouldn’t do anything too complicated, only because the ribbing may hide some of the pattern. But it could be done that way. It just might be confusing to keep track of the ribbing and the other pattern at once. If you don’t have a problem doing it, and you like the way it looks, go for it. As we often say, there are no knitting police, you can do what you want.
    References :

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