Friday, August 23, 2013

Wavy Rib

Sample knit with Butterfly Cotton, US Size 6 (Susan Bates Tipping Points)

Even though this stitch creates a wavy look, you don't have to do anything special - just alternate knits and purls!  And, this stitch also have a great back side!  It looks like basket weave - you can see in the picture above.  

The yarn I use in this video is Butterfly Cotton Yarn.  I purchased this several years ago at Paradise Fibers - since then the only place I have seen it is at Romni Wools in Canada.  Cascade Pima Cotton yarn is a nice substitute if you can't locate the Butterfly brand. Butterfly/Cascade Pima Cotton is a smoother, shinier cotton than Lily Sugar n Cream or the cotton yarn you usually find in craft stores, much better suited to wearable items in my opinion.

Multiple of 6 + 2

Rows 1 and 3: (RS) P2 *K4, P2*
Rows 2 and 4: K2 *P4, K2*
Rows 5 and 7: K3, P2 *K4, P2* , end K3
Rows 6 and 8: P3, K2 *P4, K2* , end P3

Repeat these 8 rows for an awesome fabric that has two nice sides!

Happy Knitting!


SueSpeak said...

I absolutely LOVE your videos! Your voice is soothing and your demonstrations are slow and perfect. I even love and get chuckles out of background noises in your videos! I look forward to this every week.

Sherra Murphy said...

I love this - I've been looking for something nice for a scarf for a special friend and this is it! Thanks!

shan said...

I'm wondering if this can be easily modified for knitting in the round. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

There's a tab at the top of this blog with a link on how to convert for circular knitting.

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

Hi, first I want to say I absolutely love your videos! I am new to knitting and have learned so much from your videos. I was wondering what the (RS) means in your instructions? Thanks for your help and your videos on YouTube. Oh, and thank you for your blog. I will be pouring over your blog.

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

It means right side. You can find that and other abbreviations in the tab above. It just means that is the "public" side of the fabric.

Unknown said...

Great pattern. I saw a pattern similar to this one, only it looked like a 1x1 wavy rib trick. Do you have a name for it?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

leftstriker, sorry I don't know what it could be.