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Sep 3, 2019 15:08:37   #
Janice Wilkens
 
I've already googled and searched on KP - I know I've seen it somewhere once - I am knitting a checkerboard pattern blanket and you know how you get those bumps in between when you change from knitting a section to purling a section? I saw somewhere how to prevent those bumps. What would I call it when searching or can you tell me how to prevent it from happening? I don't have the pattern in front of me (since I'm at work right now) and I will have to wait until tomorrow when I can write again (home computer broken). THANKS!
 
Sep 3, 2019 15:18:22   #
BarbaraBL (a regular here)
 
In ribbing I just knit a row straight with the new colour and start the ribbing again on the next row. So, for ribbing you knit the row when you bring in the new colour. I'm not sure what you do for stocking stitch.

I found this...

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to%3Aget+rid+of%3Aicky+dots+in+colour+knitting&oq=how+to%3Aget+rid+of%3Aicky+dots+in+colour+knitting&aqs=chrome..69i57.21249j0j7&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8
Sep 3, 2019 15:37:19   #
Janice Wilkens
 
No, my blanket is one solid color. I have no "dots". I guess I should have written "puckers" not "bumps". I don't know how else to describe it. I mean, it's not horrible, but I would like to know how to avoid it.

BarbaraBL wrote:
In ribbing I just knit a row straight with the new colour and start the ribbing again on the next row. So, for ribbing you knit the row when you bring in the new colour. I'm not sure what you do for stocking stitch.

I found this...

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to%3Aget+rid+of%3Aicky+dots+in+colour+knitting&oq=how+to%3Aget+rid+of%3Aicky+dots+in+colour+knitting&aqs=chrome..69i57.21249j0j7&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8
Sep 3, 2019 15:38:06   #
The Reader
 
When you are ready to change the color, knit one whole row of the new color and that should take care of the “bumps” in your checkerboard.
Sep 3, 2019 15:38:44   #
sigridsmith
 
Roxanne Richardson to the rescue, as usual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDuYUH6Lyg0
Sep 3, 2019 15:44:57   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
`checkerboard` .... is that the same as basketweave, similar to this? https://www.knittingstitchpatterns.com/2014/08/pie-crust-basketweave.html
 
Sep 3, 2019 15:47:51   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
You're not changing colors. Do you mean the Enlarged Knit Before Purl?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ravgF2nmc5I&list=PLLKJ9GuhEEwk0EZp1pgo0x6--iEfqDvxh&index=12&t=18s
Sep 3, 2019 17:42:36   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
Please take a picture which shows the pucker problem.... and post it....
I think that could help us help you
Sep 3, 2019 18:18:05   #
vonknit (a regular here)
 
I've never seen this happen before! And i knit a lot of dishcloths in the checkerboard pattern. It would be best if you can take a picture so we can see what you really mean!

You might want to take a look at Staci's video (VeryPink) on how to change from knit to purl stitch.
Sep 4, 2019 08:09:26   #
Janice Wilkens
 
This is the pattern I'm using and last night I viewed Staci Perry's VeryPink video and she said all I need to do is tug a bit on the yarn when I change from knit to purl. I haven't knitted far enough since I learned that to know if it will prevent the puckers are not, but I'll keep going. My home computer is broken and I don't use a smart phone, so I can't take a pic of it. I appreciate all of your responses.

http://www.lionbrand.com/knitting-pattern-checkers-baby-blanket-1.html
Sep 4, 2019 09:19:44   #
JennyG12 (a regular here)
 
Janice Wilkens wrote:
This is the pattern I'm using and last night I viewed Staci Perry's VeryPink video and she said all I need to do is tug a bit on the yarn when I change from knit to purl. I haven't knitted far enough since I learned that to know if it will prevent the puckers are not, but I'll keep going. My home computer is broken and I don't use a smart phone, so I can't take a pic of it. I appreciate all of your responses.

http://www.lionbrand.com/knitting-pattern-checkers-baby-blanket-1.html


Yes, you would tug slightly to tighten the last knit stitch. But do not do it when you return to the knit section from the purl sts. That will 'hide' (indent rather than a smooth transition) that last purl stitch if you do.
A lovely pattern to work. :)
 
Sep 4, 2019 11:21:36   #
Janice Wilkens
 
Oh gosh - so I'm still doing it wrong then? I've been tugging on the first purl stitch after the knit stitches.

JennyG12 wrote:
Yes, you would tug slightly to tighten the last knit stitch. But do not do it when you return to the knit section from the purl sts. That will 'hide' (indent rather than a smooth transition) that last purl stitch if you do.
A lovely pattern to work. :)
Sep 4, 2019 12:17:07   #
Janice Wilkens
 
yes

knit4ES wrote:
`checkerboard` .... is that the same as basketweave, similar to this? https://www.knittingstitchpatterns.com/2014/08/pie-crust-basketweave.html
Sep 4, 2019 12:52:22   #
JennyG12 (a regular here)
 
Janice Wilkens wrote:
Oh gosh - so I'm still doing it wrong then? I've been tugging on the first purl stitch after the knit stitches.


Maybe not. Are you tugging up to take out the slack after the last knit stitch when you bring your yarn forward to start the purls sts? If so, that is correct.

Although do not do the same thing when you get to the last purl stitch and bring the yarn back so you can start the knit sts.
You want that last purl bump to stay visible with the rest of the purls. If you tug the transition, the purl bump gets lost. Unlike what happens when you tug 'out of' the knit section.
Sep 4, 2019 16:32:30   #
MartyCare
 
I'm not clear on what you mean by checkerboard. I'm thinking of two different colors, alternating. But that doesn't fit in with using just one color. Could this be basketweave? Do you have a link or photo of something made in that style?
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