Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Roman Rib Stitch

            No mysteries around the name this week, this stitch is named as it's a variation on Roman stitch. In this variation the knits and purls are alternated as in Roman Stitch but the rows are in a different order.

Weirdly it has the appearance of a broken rib stitch and technically could be named as one but it's similarity to Roman stitch means they are more often than not found together.

 The overall texture has a corrugated effect
The individual stitches tend to twist here particularly the bottom stitch in a ridge.

The Swatch is as follows: 4ply - 2.5mm needles - 30st x 42st - long tail CON - chain COFF

Pattern for working flat:
CON Even st
Row 1 - *K*
Row 2 - *P*
Rows 3 & 4 - *K1,P1*
Row 5 - *K*
Row 6 - *P*
Rows 7 & 8 - *P1,K1*

Pattern for working in the round:
CON Even at
Rows 1 & 2 - *K*
Rows 3 & 4 - *K1,P1*
Rows 5 & 6 - *K*
Rows 7 & 8 - *P1,K1*

            Well I think that is probably the last of the broken ribs for now but this one is at least interesting given its relation to Roman stitch. Happy Knitting!

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