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We got home early.<br><br>
Can you post pictures of what your ribbing looks like?<br><br>
For me, the problem was that switching between purl and knit means that the stitch gets looped around the needle when switching between the two. So I had to carefully pass that crossed loop over the end of the left-hand needle (the needle holding the stitches to be worked yet) to get to the actual stitch. I was trying to stitch into the twisted loop which obviously doesn't work at all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wild"> Does that make sense at all? Is this what's happening to you?<br><br>
The other thing I had to really focus on was making sure, for the first few rounds, that I paid attention to when I was supposed to knit and purl. I would count out loud to myself as I did it. After the first few rows you'll be able to look at your knitting and see whether your next stitch is purl (the stitch you need to work next has a little "knob" in front, and the stitches in the column below your current stitch, the ones you've already worked, are garter stitches) or if your next stitch is knit (the stitch you need to work next looks like a "v" pointing downwards, and the stitches in the column below your current stitch look like regular stockinette stitches).<br><br>
I hope that helps! Otherwise, post a picture and if I can't help you I'm sure someone else here can.
 

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Thanks! I just saw this thread. I'll have to reread it when I'm not tired and try to make sense out if it. I'll post a pic of my ribbing sometime this weekend.
 
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