Sunday, December 4, 2011

Rickrack Rib

Sample knit with Araucania Ruca on US Size 6 needles
I think this is my new favorite rib stitch!  How cool is that zig zag effect?!  The look is achieved by working stitches out of order on each side of the fabric.  Looks like you did a lot of work, but this is really an easy stitch to master.  The first couple rows or so were a little tight for me, but once I got going I didn't have any problems.  It is also a tiny bit tricky working the stitches, but you will be zipping along once your hands get used to the motion.  

Work on a multiple of 3 stitches, plus 1

Row 1: P1, *Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1*

Row 2: K1, *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1*

Repeat these two rows for the pattern.

Here is the video.  Enjoy!



2 comments:

Chisa said...

Oh yes, I love this stitch, too. I've learnt it on purlbee and am currently knitting a scarf for my father as Christmas present with this stitch. (I think it looks quite "manly" or is at least more suitable for men than most stitches I know.)

Greetings!

Maria Bertilia M.Lins said...

Love!Beautiful!