Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ribbing 3: Beaded Rib and Fisherman's Rib

Yep, more ribbing stitch patterns!  This time we are going to take a look at Beaded Rib and Fisherman's Rib.  As always, try the stitches using different weights of yarn, and needle sizes other than the one recommended for whatever yarn you decide to use.

First up, Beaded Rib.  Below, I have a sample knit in a 4 ply worsted weight yarn (on the left, some cheap stuff purchased at Wal-Mart) and on the right, a lighter weight yarn (Vanna's Glamour).  The worsted weight yarn shows off this stitch very nicely, whereas the second yarn swallows up the stitches.  I wouldn't waste my time making something using this stitch and yarn, personally.  I prefer how it looks in a less fancy yarn.

Work with a multiple of 5 stitches, plus 2 (5, 10, 15 and so on, plus 2.  So you would have 7, 12, 17 stitches respectively, and so on.)
Row 1: Purl 2 *Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1, Purl 2*
Row 2: Knit 2 *Purl 3, Knit 2*
Repeat these two rows for pattern

 

Now for Fisherman's Rib.
Work with an even number of stitches
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Purl 1 *Knit 1 through the back loop, Purl 1* (Last stitch of the row should always be a Purl 1
Repeat Row 2 for pattern

This is going to wrap it up for the ribbing for now.  I will be posting more rib patterns in the future, but for now it is time to move on past ribbing!

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