4 techniques to add purl stitches to your machine knitting
Without a ribber, forming knit and purl stitches on a flat bed machine takes a bit of work.
Here are 4 techniques that you can use to include purl stitches in your knitting to create ribbing and textured stitch patterns:
- One of the first techniques that many machine knitters learn is mock ribbing. This is basically a hem that imitates ribbing.
- Manually reforming stitches is tedious, especially on the smaller gague machines. But the results are worth the effort
- Here's a decorative a cabled rib that is fun to knit on the machine.
- There's no law that says you can't include hand knitting with your machine knitting to obtain the look you want. Even if you have a ribber, sometimes it's faster and easier to just pull out your knitting needles, cast on, knit a bit of ribbing and hang it back on the machine.
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