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Ceil
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Posted - 12/01/2012 :  11:15:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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?

Ceil
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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 12/03/2012 :  3:17:35 PM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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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Janettoo
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Posted - 12/08/2012 :  9:19:45 PM  Show Profile Send Janettoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've heard of people knitting ribbing on cotton with twisted stitches.

It all depends on the effect you want.

Janet in TN
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Ceil
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Posted - 12/09/2012 :  8:34:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.

Ceil
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Gibson Girl
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Posted - 12/13/2012 :  11:01:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Gibson Girl's Homepage Send Gibson Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.
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Ceil
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Posted - 12/14/2012 :  12:37:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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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