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Old 10-20-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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Help a new knitter...how do I make leg ribbing?

I am fairly new knitter and while I have mostly figured out how to follow a pattern I am stuck on the leg ribbing. I knited a wool soaker and the pattern says to pick up the stiches around each leg and k1p1 ribbing for 2 inches. I understand how to pick up the stiches, but how do I get them to fit on the needle (I knitted the soaker in the round). Am I a supposed to use double pointed needles. If so, do I just divide the stiches up among each needle? Right now I am using the soaker without ribbing. It is mostly working but would definitely be better if I could figure out how to finish it.

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Old 10-20-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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Re: Help a new knitter...how do I make leg ribbing?

I usually pick up the stitches with a crochet hook and transfer them to dpn's...lay your new yarn behind where you are picking up the stitches, stick the crochet hook into each stitch around and pull up a loop, and transfer to the dpn's. hth!
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Re: Help a new knitter...how do I make leg ribbing?

You can knit most leg cuffs with a 12" circular. If you find that knits too tightly you can use DPN's, two circular needles or Magic Loop. Any method of small diameter knitting will work.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #4
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check out knittinghelp.com
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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Re: Help a new knitter...how do I make leg ribbing?

thanks mamas- I like the crochet hook idea. I am going to try it on double pointed and see what happens.
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