Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lacy Ribbing

Lacy Ribbing sample knit with Patons Silk Bamboo on US size 6 neeldes

I was a bit unsure of which stitch to sample for this week; as I was looking back through the stitches already posted, I decided it was time for another type of rib stitch.  So here is a lovely, lace ribbing.  Very easy to do and with only two rows, easy to remember also.  

Depending on what you are using this stitch for, I would recommend adding at least one more stitch on each side for a border; the 'plus 2' in the instructions is for edge stitches, but in my opinion would look better with a wider border, particularly if you plan to use this stitch alone for a scarf.  If you just want to use this in a project where it will be surrounded by another pattern, then don't worry about the edge stitches.

Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2

Row 1: K1, *P1, K2tog, YO*.  Repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 2: P3, *K1, P2*.  Repeat from * to last two stitches, K1, P1

Repeat these two rows for the pattern.

And here is the video.  Enjoy!


Unknown said...

can you do a video on how to do the bellflower stitch

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

You will have to provide the written instructions, I do not know this stitch off hand.