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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Brunch


Since Miro is based on 2x2 rib — it is a 2x2 rib, in fact, with an occasional cable thrown in — I thought I'd write out the pattern for another 2x2 rib cable, or more properly twist-stitch honeycomb, that I use all the time for squares. I'm going to call this one Sunday Brunch because it's a kind of waffle stitch. It's very deep and dense and also reversible, which makes it nice for cozy blankets. It would make a nice warm scarf too (or hat or mittens, but the reversibility is less important there).

Cast on a multiple of 3 sts (plus 2 edge sts if you want them; I recommend them for squares but don't include them in the pattern instructions). I know a 2x2 rib is a multiple of 4 sts; bear with me.

Setup row: *P1, k into front and back of next st, p1. (This increase row is necessary because the twisted sts pull the fabric in so much. There are corresponding decreases on binding off.)
Row 1: *LT: Twist k st to the left in front of p st by purling into the back of the second (p) st on the left needle, leaving it on the needle, then knitting into the first (k) st, then slipping both sts from the needle together, RT: twist second (k) st on the left needle to the right in front of the first (p) st by knitting the k st, leaving it on the needle, then purling the p st and slipping both sts from the needle together.
Work rows 2-4 even (k the k sts and p the p sts).
Row 5: *RT, LT.
Work rows 6-8 even.
Repeat rows 1-8 for pattern.
Bind off after a row 5 for symmetry, knitting each pair of k sts together to keep the end from flaring.

And there you have it. I'll chart it if anyone's interested.

3 Comments:

  • Great! Thanks, I'll try it!

    By Blogger Roxie, at 9:24 AM  

  • That's very cool!

    By Anonymous Norma, at 8:16 PM  

  • Looks like the thickness would be nice for a potholder. Very attractive pattern.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:51 AM  

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