Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stitchy Saturday: Rickrack Rib Stitch Pattern

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. I have been feeling tired after getting back from our trip to the Dominican Republic. I guess it takes time after a vacation to get back into the regular routine. This week I found this Rickrack rib stitch pattern and I thought it was such a fun variation on the classic rib stitch. I followed Verypinkknits tutorial on YouTube and found it pretty easy to follow. Here are the details!

What stitch:
This week I tried the Rickrack Rib Stitch


Row 1: P1, *Ktbl the second stitch on the left needle (leaving that stitch on the needle), K the first stitch, pull both stitches off the left needle, P1*
Row 2: K1, *P into the second stitch on the left needle (leaving that stitch on the needle), P the first stitch, pull both stitches off the left needle, K1*
Repeat these two rows for the pattern.
To bind off, use Row 1 in the pattern and every time there are two stitches, bind off.
Pattern used from VeryPinkKnits website 

What I thought: 
I started this pattern using small needles (4.5 mm) and a thinner yarn. I decided to switch to size 13 needles and a chunky yarn and it made it much easier to knit into the back of the stitch. It was very difficult with the smaller needles because I had knitted too tightly and it was not loose enough to get into the back of the knit stitch. I liked this stitch I think it looks so interesting and I was happy that the zig-zags were visible in the photo above. I think it would be fun to use this stitch for a scarf or for a hat. Verypinkknits also shows you how to use this pattern in the round I find this very helpful in case I want to use this stitch in a hat one day.

Knitter level: 
Intermediate: I set this as intermediate because although there are only two rows, some of the stitches can be a little more challenging. I think once a knitter has more experience with the basics then this pattern will be easier.

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