if you were knitting on big needles and you want what you are knitting tobe able to hold some weight... what stitch would be the strongest?
Probably garter stitch. Since it's the same on both sides, it will distribute the stress evenly. However, stockingette would be a very close second.
ok, i was doing garter stitch because i hate to purl, but i kind of thought stockingette would be stronger! thanks Silver!
I would also say, that garter is stronger than stockinette.However, I think the strongest stitch pattern would be a woven kind of stitch. I've made a purse with one of those and it's really strong http://orangmerajut.blogspot.com/2005/04/sturd-is-finished.html. Of course it depends on your project.
I also think the woven variety is pretty strong. I've used the plaited basket stitch before; it was quite sturdy. Just be really mindful of your tension; this st is pretty tight. When I started w/ it, it was very easy for the sts to get stuck on the needle they were so tight. :lol:
:oops: thanks for the links... only problem is... i'm not very good at following patterns!!! thats why i stick to gater and stockinette!!! i know i know. you can't knit if you can' follow a pattern!!! my mom and the lady @ the LYS told me that when i started! i'm getting there!
gasp Sure you can follow a pattern!!! If you can knit, purl and YO, then YOU CAN FOLLOW A PATTERN!! hugs
ha ha! i tell you i have very few brain cells left and those are alittle slow!!!i lose brain activity everytime i speak baby talk and with every child i get dumber! my 4 and 2.5 year old talk to me and i'm like "What? :shock:
OMG so true! :roflhard: