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Walker Treasury Swatches

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.

Lace Rib–A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker, p.48.

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.

The back of the Lace Rib is also very attractive and has a severe vertical effect.  I think it too would make a good garment body pattern.

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.

I learn so much doing these swatches for The Walker Treasury Project.  I encourage you to join us.  Details available by clicking the button on the right side of this blog.

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