Monday, December 28, 2015

Broken Rib

Lately, I've been obsessed with the Broken Rib stitch. I like the fabric it makes, soft and squishy, and it looks good on both sides.  It's only two rows, cast on an odd number of stitches and K 1, P 1 (end with K1) on the right side and Purl on the wrong side. The same pattern done in the round would be on an even number of stitches and the second round would be plain knit.  Easy.  The blankets and dishcloth in the photo have a garter stitch border. The grey blanket was knit on 71 stitches with size 15 needles and double strand of yarn. I've made three of them for donation to the Veteran's hospital. For the blue blanket I cast on 121 and used 10.5 needles.  I'm keeping that one. Next up is knitting a scarf.

I haven't mentioned this before, but in the interest of working down my stash, I have not bought any yarn this whole year.  Not sure if I can continue for next year - I never seem to have the right color, weight or fiber.

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