Category Archives: Rib Stitches

The Twist to the Left Stitch

Description

The Twist to the Left Stitch creates a Twisted Rib pattern that will give your rib stitches a little more variety.

This stitch, and it's mirror, the Twist to the Right Stitch, takes a twisting technique and applies it to the 2x2 Rib Stitch. The result is a beautiful variation to the standard rib stitch.

This stitch can be varied to generate wider twisted ribs, by doubling up the rib segment i.e. four, six, eight stitches instead of the two shown below.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four plus two stitches for your project.

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The Crossed Ribs with Faggots Stitch

Description

The Crossed Ribs with Faggots Stitch takes Ribing, Cabling and Lace techniques and combines them beautifully.

The "base" of the stitch is founded in a straight-forward 2x2 Rib Stitch i.e. knit two, purl two. This ribbing is then interspersed with decreases and yarnovers to create the faggoting effect. Then on top of this, we add some cabling every twelve rows to give the ribs the impression of crossing over.

This is quite a complicated stitch with a lot going on. Even the cable four forward, involves some decreasing/increasing. While it is an advanced stitch, please don't be dissuaded from trying it, just make sure you fully understand the instructions and techniques and take your time, to begin with.

Lets get on with it, shall we?

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of six plus two stitches for your project.

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The Crossed Ribs Stitch

Description

The Crossed Rib Stitch is a beautiful example of the 2x2 Rib Stitch that has been varied with some Cabling techniques.

The "base" of the stitch is founded in a straight-forward 2x2 Rib Stitch i.e. knit two, purl two. This ribbing is then offset by the use of cable six forward/backward techniques to producing the crossing effect.

Be careful when doing the cabling, as it is a little more complicated than your standard Cable Six - as you will slip four onto the cable, knit two and then slip two stitches back onto the left-hand needle again and purl them before knitting the last two off the cable needle.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of sixteen plus two stitches for your project.

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The Lace Rib Stitch

Description

The Lace Rib Stitch combines an Eyelet & Lace design with Ribbing.

The Lace Rib is a beautiful, delicate looking rib design that would be perfect for summer cardigans or shawls.

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of seven plus two stitches for your project.

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The Basketweave Rib Stitch

Description

The Basketweave Rib stitch is a truly stunning Rib Stitch pattern and definately one of my favorites.

The stitch creates a small six stitch diagonal basketweave pattern along the ribs, on the background of a reverse stockinette stitch. The basketweave pattern may look like a cable, but doesn't require a cable needle as we use a series of cross two knit left and cross two purl right stitches to generate this texture.

On first look, these cross knit stitches may seem intimidating, but if it's new to you, try a few practices on a test swatch, and we're sure you'll pick it up pretty quickly.

The stitch, while not strictly reversible looks beautiful on both sides, and has a fair bit of give. This stitch is best used for the whole fabric, or as a decorative panel on a garment rather than using as ribbing around the collars or cuffs (although, do as you wish!).

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of twelve plus five stitches for your project.

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