Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ribbing 2: Uneven Rib and Mock Rib

Last time, I talked about your basic ribbing (1x1, 2x2, etc.).   But rib stitch doesn't stop there.  This time I'm going to show you how to do some other types of ribbing.  These stitches are a little more fancy, if you will.  So if you're tired of ho-hum ribbing, get your needles ready for a new experience!

Uneven Rib:
Work with a multiple of 4 stitches (4, 8, 12 and so on)
Row 1: *Purl two, Knit two*
Row 2: Knit one, *Purl two, Knit two*, end row with Knit one
Repeat these two rows for pattern

Mock Rib:
Work with a multiple of 3 stitches, plus 1 (3, 6, 9 and so on, plus 1 extra stitch)
Row 1: Knit all stitches (this is the 'right' side of the fabric)
Row 2: Purl one *With yarn in front, slip the next two stitches as if to purl, Knit one*
Repeat these two rows for pattern

The above are just a couple of the variations on the rib stitch.  I will be posting additional rib stitch patterns in the future, so be sure to come back!

Here is a video on each of the above.


Red said...

Oh that is neat! I like them both!

Anonymous said...

This is the same idea that I have been using for the stitching purpose while making outfits. This is good enough to get a whole new look for the sweaters that I have been making.