Charity Block #11: Slipped Rib

I found this stitch pattern in a book I got for Christmas: 750 Knitting Stitches. I decided to try it out because I have two baby blankets to make this year, and it looked like a simple, cute, and cozy stitch pattern to use for one of them. (I ended up going a different way with it—crochet hexagons—but I do like this stitch pattern. It’s squishy and pretty stretchy.)

A quick note: this stitch does like to roll/curl, just like stockinette. (I did not block mine and had trouble getting it to lie flat.)

What you need:

  • US size 8 needles
  • worsted weight acrylic yarn

Skills you need:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • sl1p = slip 1 purlwise

Gauge: 5 sts per inch. (This stitch has a much tighter gauge than stockinette—stockinette is usually 4-4.25 sts per inch on size 8 needles. It therefore requires more stitches to make the 7 inch block width.)

Cast on 39 stitches.

Row 1: k1, sl1p, *k3, sl1p, repeat from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: p1, sl1p, *p3, sl1p, repeat from * to last st, p1.

Row 3: *k3, sl1p, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 4: *p3, sl1p, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Repeat these 4 rows until block measures 9 inches from cast on edge.

Last row: knit and bind off all stitches (do not slip any stitches).

Sew all ends under.

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