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Sep 20, 2019 02:21:22   #
abbyabbyabby
 
Thank you to everyone that repiled to my question yesterday!! You are all amazing!! ❤️❤️❤️

Today I have another question for ladies with double bed attachments!

Can you do double jacquard and knit a ribbed edge at the same time?? From what I can see when knitting double jacquard it looks different from 1x1 rib.. so if making a baby blanket could I pattern and knit the ribbed edge at the same time??

I would really appreciate answers because I haven’t found anything online on the topic :( and I’m trying to do research before I invest money in a ribber

Abby ❤️
 
Sep 20, 2019 07:50:17   #
susieknitter
 
Abby......Double Jacquard is a full needle rib technique/slip stitch technique. Although it is described as full needle rib it isn't a ribbed fabric. For all but one DJ technique you use all the needles on the main bed and all the needles on the ribber bed at the same time. The fabric looks nothing like (nor does it feel like) a normal rib.

The Fair-Isle pattern you use needs to be broken up into the different colours as it knits just one colour with each pass of the carriages. First you knit the background yarn (missing out the stitches that are the contrast yarn/colour) then you change the yarn for the carriage to go back and knit these missed out stitches. You are therefore doing two passes of the carriages to knit one row of knitting if it is two colours per row. You do more passes of the carriages if there are more colours in one row.

Knitting DJ makes the knitted piece a lot thicker than normal Fair-Isle because the floats are sandwiched between the upper (right side) and the bottom (wrong side) of the knitted piece.

I believe knitting a normal ribbed edge.....on the sides of the knitting....is basically impossible when doing any of the DJ techniques.
Sep 20, 2019 12:01:52   #
abbyabbyabby
 
The answer lady does something similar to what I’m looking to do. Here’s a link to the video https://youtu.be/LKWsjrdYny8 but instead of doing stockinette in the middle I would like to do double jacquard.
Is it impossible???? :(
Sep 20, 2019 12:27:49   #
susieknitter
 
abbyabbyabby wrote:
The answer lady does something similar to what I’m looking to do. Here’s a link to the video https://youtu.be/LKWsjrdYny8 but instead of doing stockinette in the middle I would like to do double jacquard.
Is it impossible???? :(


I think you will have to learn how to do DJ so that you can fully understand how it actually knits. It doesn't knit anything like Fair-Isle, stocking stitch, or any other stitch. Once you have a full understanding on knitting DJ then you will realize that it isn't knit anything like the stocking stitch is knit in the video. I have been knitting DJ for years and there is no way that I believe a ribbed edge can be knitted on to it....nor can it be knit onto a Fair-Isle pattern.
Sep 20, 2019 13:06:28   #
randiejg (a regular here)
 
I think a good option would be for you to work ribbing at the top and bottom, with your DJ in between. After that is done, you can pick up stitches along the edges (including the edges of the top and bottom ribbing), and knit the side ribbing. I would block the DBJ portion of the piece first, and then do the added on side ribbing.

It may be easier for you to pick up the stitches if you keep one or two stitches on each side of the DJ in plain knitting. You may want to make a small swatch to practice on, perhaps about the size of a potholder. Then, you will be able to determine how to pick up the stitches (such as one stitch for ever row, or skipping every forth row, etc), to get the effect you want to match the top and bottom.
Sep 20, 2019 19:10:09   #
GrammaAnn
 
Perhaps you just like the look of ribbing on the sides? But if you are concerned about the sides rolling in, the DBJ will not roll once it has a light steaming.
 
Sep 21, 2019 07:11:05   #
Rita in Raleigh
 
Yes, GrammaAnn. That is why I like dbj. The sides do not roll in. I can make a blanket in one piece fairly easily!

GrammaAnn wrote:
Perhaps you just like the look of ribbing on the sides? But if you are concerned about the sides rolling in, the DBJ will not roll once it has a light steaming.


Sep 21, 2019 08:02:23   #
susieknitter
 
If you want a ribbed edge on a DJ knit blanket then the only DJ technique that I think it might suit is Ladder Backed.

I have done ribs on other DJ technique cardigans but for them to look OK I used a lot of strands of yarn together (as many as the machine would knit) and then doubled them up like a hem.

With the DJ baby blankets I have done I have either left the edges plain or put a worm edging on them.

Maybe trying Ladder Backed DJ would be best if you definitely like the idea of the ribbed edges. The following link will help you do this.

https://www.slideshare.net/lornahamiltonbrown/ladderback-jacquard
Sep 21, 2019 12:16:12   #
abbyabbyabby
 
Thank you Susie!!! That was very helpful!! I will definitely have to try it out!! 😁😁👍
Sep 21, 2019 16:44:55   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
susieknitter wrote:
If you want a ribbed edge on a DJ knit blanket then the only DJ technique that I think it might suit is Ladder Backed.

I have done ribs on other DJ technique cardigans but for them to look OK I used a lot of strands of yarn together (as many as the machine would knit) and then doubled them up like a hem.

With the DJ baby blankets I have done I have either left the edges plain or put a worm edging on them.

Maybe trying Ladder Backed DJ would be best if you definitely like the idea of the ribbed edges. The following link will help you do this.

https://www.slideshare.net/lornahamiltonbrown/ladderback-jacquard
If you want a ribbed edge on a DJ knit blanket the... (show quote)




I thought ladder backed DJ might work also. If she's not interested in the texture it makes on the wrong side, then the best option as others suggest is to knit the piece and attach a separately knit ribbed welt.
 
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