Anyway on with the stitches today we've got a cool effect based on how knits and purls interact, the ribs in this stitch are actually knitted completely straight the wave is caused by the purl stitches drawing the ribs in (like in normal ribbing) and the knits pushing them out. The reverse is actually a rather cute looking block stitch arranged like a basket weave.
A very pretty pattern, and it doesn't take long to knit up, it resembles cables close-up
Very similar to honeycomb lattice cables closeup, but is slightly more open and easier to do!
I personally prefer the reverse to the front but I'm a sucker for basket weave, it would make some nice cushion covers.
It's also less dense than traditional basket weave so would make for more flexible items.
Swatch is as follows: 4ply - 2.5mm needles - 32st x 40st - German Twist CON - Surprisingly Stretchy COFF
Pattern for working flat:
CON - multiple of 6st +2
Rows 1 & 3 - P2*K4,P2*
Rows 2 & 4 - K2*P4,K2*
Rows 5 & 7 - K3,P2*K4,P2*K3
Rows 6 & 8 - P3,K2*P4,K2*P3
Pattern for working in the round:
CON - Multiple of 6st +2
Rows 1-4 - P2*K4,P2*
Rows 5-8 - K3,P2*K4,P2*K3
A double pattern again, where both sides look great and it's super easy to knit up! Especially in the round. Now I have to get back to finding something to watch that isn't daytime tv trash, *sigh* If only it wasn't raining I would run. Well happy Knitting!