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Ceil Posted - 12/01/2012 : 11:15:11 PM
I am well aware that the fabric alone will produce stretch, and no memory to spring back. I'm prepared for that, but here are some other questions:

How much draw-in does ribbing (k2p2 and/or k1p1) give over stockinette stitch?

Would seed stitch be a better hipband and plackets choice on a cardigan?

If seed-st plackets, would it be better to knit them on separately? Or will it work out to include them in the body knitting?

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Ceil Posted - 12/14/2012 : 12:37:44 PM
Yes, I'm doing seed stitch. Somehow it seems better for the edge than ribbing. Haven't had time to work on the project, though. Practicing for concerts.

Ceil
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Gibson Girl Posted - 12/13/2012 : 11:01:17 AM
I knit a LOT in cotton living in Arizona. I prefer seed stitch for banding because I simply don't like the "cupping" that ribbing does. I like a knitted garment to hang straight. I will say that ribbing will not be as tight as it is with wool. Jaymeknits is right..............swatch.
Ceil Posted - 12/09/2012 : 8:34:22 PM
I recently swatched the yarn, being sure to wash it, too, and it came out to gauge. There is SOME vertical stretch, so I will likely shorten in that direction to make sure the completed project doesn't sag on the wearer.

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Janettoo Posted - 12/08/2012 : 9:19:45 PM
I've heard of people knitting ribbing on cotton with twisted stitches.

It all depends on the effect you want.

Janet in TN
jaymeKnits Posted - 12/03/2012 : 3:17:35 PM
Each yarn is different you would have to swatch to get the answers you want I think. I know it's not the answer you are looking for but it's the truth, sorry.

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