Friday, April 26, 2013

Roman Rib

Sample knit with Rowan Kid Classic on US Size 8 needles 
Any even number of stitches

Row 1 (WS): Knit
Row 2: Purl
Rows 3 and 4: *K1, P1*
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Rows 7 and 8: *P1, K1*

Repeat these 8 Rows for the pattern.

Happy Knitting!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spiral Rib

Sample knit with Malabrigo worsted on US Size 10 Needles

Multiple of 6 + 2

Rows 1 and 3: (WS) K2 *P4, K2*
Row 2: P2 *(K2tog, leave sts on needle, K first st again and drop both from left needle) twice, P2*
Row 4: P2 *K1, K2tog - K first st again as above, K1, P2*

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Zigzag Knotted Rib

Sample knit with Caron Simply Soft on US Size 8 Needles

Multiple of 5 + 2

Row 1 (RS): P2 *insert needle from back to front between first and second stitches on left needle, knit second stitch, then knit first stitch and slip both from the left needle at the same time, P3*

Row 2: K2 *skip first stitch, purl second stitch, then purl first stitch and slip both from the left needle at the same time, K3*

Repeat these two rows for the pattern

Friday, April 5, 2013

Threaded Ribbon Stitch

Sample knit with Caron Simply Soft, US Size 9 Needles

This is a great "mindless knitting" stitch, good for TV watching.  Not much to think about, and if you make a mistake, it is easy to spot and fix.

One thing I noticed about this stitch is that it has a bit of a wave to it.  Blocking should help flatten it out some, or you could let the fabric go as is if it doesn't bother you.

Multiple of 6 + 1

Row 1: K1 *P5, K1*
Row 2: P1 *K5, P1*

Repeat Rows 1-2 twice more

Row 7: P1 *K5, P1*
Row 8: K1 *P5, K1*

Repeat Rows 7-8 twice more

Repeat these 12 rows for the pattern

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Little Ladder Stitch

Multiple of 6+4
Rows 1 and 3: Knit
Row 2: P4 *K2, P4*
Row 4: P1, K2 *P4, K2*, end P1

Repeat these four rows for the pattern