Friday, September 1, 2017

Free Pattern: Rib It! September Block of the Month

Here's our freebie of the month, a clever design that has both a vertical and a horizontal ribbed effect.

As always, the finished size is 8" square, and directions are included for adapting to other sizes.

Have fun!

Be sure to join the free knit-along, the Rib It Blanket KAL, on Ravelry, so you can chat with other knitters and post photos of your blocks.  I would really enjoy seeing them.

For the other free Rib It! Blocks of the Month, click on the Free Knit Patterns tab above and scroll down to Rib-It! for the links.

You can also buy Rib-It!  A Knit Sampler Throw, Parts 1 through 4, which include many more blocks that go with this one, in my Etsy shop--click here.  Or buy them on Ravelry--click here.

The stitch pattern is a multiple of 8 + 4.  To make a larger or smaller square, CO more or fewer sts in multiples of 8.

About 100 yds. worsted weight yarn
#7 needles
Stitch markers
4.5 sts per inch
LT = left twist:  sk 1 st, k into back loop of 2nd st, then k skipped st in front loop, and sl both sts off LH needle together.
PLT = purled left twist:  p the 2nd st on LH needle, then p the first st on LH needle, sl both sts from LH needle together.

CO 42 sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Begin Pattern:
Row 1 (RS):  k3, pm, p4, *sl 2 p-wise wyib, LT, p4, rep from * to last 3 sts, pm, k3.
Row 2:  k3, sm, k4, *sl 2 p-wise wyif, PLT, k4, , rep from * to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Row 3:  k
Row 4:  k3, sm, p across to next marker, sm, k3.

Rep these 4 rows eleven times more.
Knit 4 rows.
BO.  Cut yarn, fasten off.  Weave in ends.

BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k = knit
LH = left hand
LT = left twist
p = purl
PLT = purled left twist
pm = place marker
p-wise = purl-wise (i.e., as if to purl)
rep = repeat
RH = right hand
sk = skip
sl = slip stitch
sm = slip marker
st, sts = stitch, stitches
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back

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