Twisted Ribbing a Pain in the @#%!

Well, excuse my French, but I’m soooooooo frustrated with the 2x2 twisted ribbing on the Oblique cardigan. I seem to be the only one with this much trouble with it. Am I doing something wrong?

I fell in love with this cardi the minute I saw it and it would be perfect for my body type. Any help would be appreciated!

That would kill my wrists…I’ve done some sock patterns with the ktbl and after awhile it really bothers me :teehee: …what part doesn’t seem to be coming out right?

Well, it’s:

[I]Row 1 [/I][WS]: [P1 tbl, k2, p1 tbl] to end.
[I]Row 2[/I] [RS]: [K1 tbl, p2, k1tbl] to end.
Repeat[I] Rows 1-2 [/I]for Twisted 2x2 Rib.

and if you make a mistake it’s impossible to get the stitches back on right!!! So that just throws the whole thing off. If I just knew how the stitches should be on the needle I could fix it when I messed up!

It wouldn’t be the end of the world if you did regular ribbing.

If you want to stick with the twisted rib, and you need to put a stitch back on the needle, get it so it’s ‘normal,’ then twist it–slip it off the needle knitwise and then pass it back onto the left.

Thanks. I think I’ll do a swatch of the twisted and the regular. I don’t know WHY I seem to be the only one with a problem with this. It does look nicer than the regular ribbing and seems to give it some extra hold. Since the twisted rib is also on the edge of the garment at the top, I think it’s worth working on it!

What if you are on a twisted purl row???:eyes:

Get the stitch ‘normal’ and then slide it off with your needle through the back loop and slip it back, I imagine.

I love that pattern, too…The Directions NOTE “for all pieces, the selvedge sts… will be worked in stockinette st throughout.”

I would like to know if 2 extra stitches were added when you cast on in order to accommodate the selvedge???

It looks like it’s included, since all rows begin and end with a single knit or purl.

K there is a very very simple way of twisting purl stitches and it doesn’t involve needle contortions either.:thumbsup:
You know how you usually purl? Stick the needle through under the front leg, wrap the yarn OVER the needle and pull thru? Well the simplest and easiest way to twist a purl stitch is to stick the needle in as usual and then wrap the yarn UNDER the needle and pull thru. That twists the stitches. Look for the “Norwegian Purl” video that’ll show you how to do it. And then on the “right side” don’t unstwist the stitch. But truth be told, I would only worry about twisting the right side stitches anyway, but that’s just me though. LOL:knitting:

Join the Oblique KA :wink: I’m nearly done with the back. I dunno what was wrong with me and the twisted ribbing, it must have been a newbie mental block! It’s actually quite easy and I do prefer the look of it over regular ribbing. I plan to use it again on other patterns.