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Ribbing for the Knitter (Knitting)

Box Hat, Ear Warmers, Coach Wristlet Shidonna Raven Fashion

We have been discussing ribbing for the knitter. Indeed you will see ribbing in all sorts of patterns from sweaters to mittens. The knit stitch family is a highly useful stitch family. If you read the previous weeks article than you had an opportunity to try our simpler ribbed head band pattern. Now that you have your feet wet with how to execute the rib pattern and its functions, try a little more complex pattern: the box hat and box scarf pattern below. We suggest starting with the box scarf pattern first to become accustom to the rhythm of the ribbed stitch. Then try the slightly more box hat pattern:

Now that you have tried the patterns, what did you learn? What do you think? How can you use ribbing elsewhere? Send us a picture of your project.

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Ribbing, Knitting

Ribbing is a wonderful type of stitch family to learn. There are many variations of ribbing. For instance you can knit 2, purl 2 or knit 3 and purl 1 to form ribbing. There are also many techniques that are employed when executing ribbing. But more before the execution, it is important to understand the function that ribbing offers other than simple design and look:

  • used at edges such as cuffs and necklines for fitting and form
  • used by new knitters to assist with sizing
  • used at closures for fitting
  • used as a function of warmth

However or wherever you use ribbing, ribbing is an important and useful stitch family to learn and you are sure to run across them in some form or fashion while bringing patterns to life. Use the below simple pattern to become familiar with the execution and uses of the ribbing family of stitches:

Have you ever knitted a ribbed stitch before? What type of project was it for? What did you think of the function and look of the ribbing?

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