Twisted

I'm back to the mittens, after a brief break yesterday to tackle a small project. More on that at another time, another place.

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The mittens! I can certainly talk about the mittens here and now. The second mitt's cuff is slowly taking shape. If you notice, I'm twisting the knit stitches in every other row. Twisted ribbing is a pretty detail, but I'm not sure that it provides anything but an aesthetic touch. Does it make a tighter ribbing? A stronger one?

Anyway, my cuff has a twisted rib, and I like it.

 

I always found that twisted rib on socks made for a much firmer cuff...can't think of why cuffs wouldn't be the same!

I think that the twisted rib makes for a tighter ribbing. I like it alot. I started using it on socks after using it on a sweater for my bf and love it. And it's pretty too!

I didn't know until a couple of years ago that I'd spent a lifetime twisting my stitches. I can tell you that my hand-made items stand up very well to use. Could it be the twist? It's possible.

I've heard that twisted stitches do make the fabric more durable, and cuffs are a good place for that!

It looks nice, that's for sure.

I love twisted ribbing - I hardly ever use anything else on my sock cuffs. It looks great, and it does pull in a bit more to make the ribbing firmer, but still very stretchy. I've also gotten into doing the stockinette portions of my sock heels and soles with all twisted stitches - it automatically tightens the gauge, so it wears better.

I like the twisted rib, but I'm kind of distractable so I can't do it for long. Pretty!

Twisted ribbing will generally be tighter, but it may also bias (I haven't figured out why). It's fine in cuffs, but it could be unintentionally exciting in the waist of a sweater. :)

Twisted ribs seem to be "stretchier" and spring back more readily ..

 

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