Sunday, January 18, 2015

Italian Chain Ribbing

front

back

For my sample, I used a fingering/sock weight yarn on US size 7 needles

Multiple of 6 + 2

Row 1 (WS): k2 *p4, k2
Row 2: p2 *k2tog, yo twice, ssk, p2
Row 3: k2 *p1, p first yo, p-tbl of second yo, p1, k2
Row 4: p2 *yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p2

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.  Both the front and back of this stitch is attractive, making it good for scarves or other items where the back will be seen.  You may also want to consider adding an extra stitch or two or a border to neaten up the edges, depending on how you use the stitch.

Happy Knitting!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Rolling Pleats


Multiple of 2 + 1

Row 1: k1, p1
Row 2: p1, k1
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9:  k1, sl 1 wyif
Rows 4, 6, 8, 10: p1, sl 1 wyib

Repeat these 10 rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!