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Mar 26, 2019 03:18:52   #
Toymaker
 
If you are bored with regular stocking stitch, try this:

Row 1: ktbl
Row 2: purl

It gives a lovely 'look' to your garment, & I find that ktbl makes my knitting a little firmer.
 
Mar 26, 2019 05:03:45   #
rujam (a regular here)
 
I've tried that, it looks good.
Mar 26, 2019 05:14:28   #
Kahlua (a regular here)
 
Tried that before and love it, thanks for reminding me again as it's been awhile since I used it.
Mar 26, 2019 11:02:23   #
Dcsmith77
 
It looks nice if you knit a row like this evenly in your regular stst. Gives it a little extra texture. It also works great to separate one part from another if you are knitting along and then the pattern changes as you reach the top of the garment, put one or two of these rows in just before the pattern changes. It also looks nice to do a row like this about two rows up from the cuff of a short sleeve and then go to regular stst. You can be very creative with this alternate stst to make your stst more interesting not only to work but to wear.
Mar 26, 2019 11:16:56   #
tdorminey (a regular here)
 
A few years ago I made a lovely tank for my daughter, using a luscious merino/silk/cashmere blend in #2/sport wt, using alternating vertical stripes of regular stockinette and tbl stockinette. The subtle difference between the way the stripes reflected the light in different ways added a really nice effect on this simple tank. I'm sure there are other ways in which this simple technique could be effective.
Mar 26, 2019 21:47:39   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
tdorminey wrote:
A few years ago I made a lovely tank for my daughter, using a luscious merino/silk/cashmere blend in #2/sport wt, using alternating vertical stripes of regular stockinette and tbl stockinette. The subtle difference between the way the stripes reflected the light in different ways added a really nice effect on this simple tank. I'm sure there are other ways in which this simple technique could be effective.

if you have a picture of this, I would love to see it....
 
Mar 27, 2019 05:34:22   #
MargaretEllen
 
Does it mean knit through back of loop?
Mar 27, 2019 05:43:01   #
Aggie May
 
Toymaker wrote:
If you are bored with regular stocking stitch, try this:

Row 1: ktbl
Row 2: purl

It gives a lovely 'look' to your garment, & I find that ktbl makes my knitting a little firmer.


I have never been keen on Stocking Stitch with twisted K stitches...I don’t even know why I don’t like it...
Maybe I see it as uneven...my regular Stocking Stitch is fine so I’ll stick to that...
By all means though, don’t let me put anyone off...
Have fun.
Colleen
Mar 27, 2019 08:41:36   #
kdpa07734 (a regular here)
 
I'm self taught (from being a crocheter) and always do ktbl and ptfl...I didn't know there was any other way until here, lol. I don't do clothing or fancy patterns, so it really doesn't matter to me.
Mar 27, 2019 08:51:31   #
JuliaKay
 
Thank you for this hint. I will use this stitch in the top I'm working on now. It's a plain tunic type. I'm getting tired with just the stocking stitch. Can't wait to see the results.
Mar 27, 2019 10:33:56   #
Nilda muniz (a regular here)
 
Thank you for your advice.
 
Mar 27, 2019 11:37:47   #
Becca (a regular here)
 
Try the ktbl with the mistake rib pattern. Makes for an interesting design, especially on a scarf.
Mar 27, 2019 11:53:48   #
tdorminey (a regular here)
 
knit4ES wrote:
if you have a picture of this, I would love to see it....

Sorry, no. It was years ago ago, before smart phones, tablet cameras, etc, and Ravelry wasn't even dreamed of yet. I just used a basic tank top pattern but for the body, instead of just plain St st, I made vertical stripes/columns alternating about every 2". It gave a lovely subtle effect to the fabric.
Mar 27, 2019 21:30:29   #
CindyAM (a regular here)
 
I do this for ribbing on all the hats I make. I think it makes the brim look a lot neater and firmer, too.
Mar 28, 2019 17:59:14   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
What knitting through the back loop does is to twist the stitch.

Twisting it does tighten it up, and the twisting also gives it a bit more texture than knitting through the front loop, which does not twist the stitch.
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