Mock Cable Rib–A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker, p.42.
Pink yarn is Plymouth Galway, worsted 100% wool. Used a size US 3 needle (3.25 mm) and obtained a washed, unstretched gauge of 28 sts and 32 rows per 4 inches/10 cm.
This pattern has only one fiddly row in four and is faster than an actual cable rib, yet captures a similar look.
The back side of the Mock Cable Ribbing is a 2×3 rib with a backslash in the purl section which I quite like. I think this would look good on one of those cropped sweaters with the ribbing around the waist.
The yarn is Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller, Bamboo Ewe, 55% viscose from bamboo and 45% wool. This is a worsted weight yarn and I used a size US3/3.25mm needle. The washed, unstretched gauge obtained is 25 sts and 30 rows per 4 inches/10 cm.
This is still a very loose rib. I would recommend it as a stitch pattern for the body of a garment, not the edges. It would also make a nice reversible scarf.
Knotted Rib–A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker, p.48.
Pink yarn is Plymouth Galway, worsted 100% wool. Used a size US 3 needle (3.25 mm) and obtained a washed, unstretched gauge of 35 sts and 32 rows per 4 inches/10 cm.
Fabric is dense and stable. The pattern is as easy as a plain 2 x 2 rib.
The back of the Knotted Rib stitch pattern looks much like a normal 2×2 rib, except the area between the knit sts is narrower and firmer. This would be great on a kid’s sweater. It won’t wear out.
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