Basic 8 Stitch; Ribs no longer offset?

by Emily
(Midland, TX)

Hello! I've been using a double sided knitting board and the basic 8 stitch, creating this beautiful piece that, because of the nature of the figure 8 stitch, had ribbing on the front and back side. The ribs on the front side were in between the ribs on the back side, and vice versa, creating a nice evenly thick weave.

Somehow, I must have altered my basic 8 stitch- now the front rib falls directly on top of the back rib- for super bulky ribs that are separated with loose yarn in between them. There is a very definite line in my piece where you can tell the ribs went from being offset to directly on top of each other. I can't figure out what I did or how to change my stitch back to the way it originally was! Anyone else ever had this problem? What did I change in my basic 8 stitch? How do I go back to the original weave with the alternating rib pattern?

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Knitting Loom Forum.