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 Twisted stitches v regular stockinette, rib, etc.
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ellensatch@msn.com
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Posted - 05/16/2010 :  6:26:33 PM  Show Profile Send ellensatch@msn.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Does it make a difference re gauge between both techniques? I have a hat pattern that recommends twisted stitches (ktb,ptb)for stitch definition but I'd prefer color definition & a smooth (stockinette) fabric. Any and all advice gratefully appreciated!
Love, Ellen

fmarrs
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USA
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Posted - 05/17/2010 :  04:04:26 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, it definitely makes a difference depending on the yarn and needle sizes used. Do your gauge swatch in regular stockinette and then double check the size of your hat using that gauge. However, if you get the same gauge in stockinette as recommended for the hat, it should make no difference.

fran

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ellensatch@msn.com
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Posted - 05/17/2010 :  1:36:47 PM  Show Profile Send ellensatch@msn.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much,Fran! I knew I could count on your expertise & will follow your suggestions.
Best, Ellen
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Eleanor
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Posted - 05/19/2010 :  07:06:42 AM  Show Profile  Send Eleanor a Yahoo! Message Send Eleanor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In my experience, the twisted sts make the rib "tighter" and if the pattern calls for them I would make sure, like Fran says, that your gauge is the same for twisted and non-twisted.
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ellensatch@msn.com
Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 05/19/2010 :  6:46:44 PM  Show Profile Send ellensatch@msn.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you Eleanor and Fran!
The hat I will be making is the Mary Tyler Moore hat - I downloaded the pattern from Ravelry for a dear friend who is going thru a horrific divorce, with a 4 y/o no less. I love her dearly & want to do this right so I will follow all your suggestions bcz I really think she's gonna make it after all! Please pray for Sarah.
Thanx again, love, Ellen
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ellensatch@msn.com
Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 05/25/2010 :  5:30:54 PM  Show Profile Send ellensatch@msn.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi All!
Good news - gauge is the same, hat is shaping up nicely & looking great! And I love Swish yarn from Knitpicks!
Thanks Everyone!
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ellensatch@msn.com
Chatty Knitter

256 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2010 :  6:04:44 PM  Show Profile Send ellensatch@msn.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
About 3/4 of the way there & I like the way it looks - so far so good.
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