This is a stitch that is full of loft, texture, and lines, both straight and wavy. The best part of this new stitch is that it is completely reversible, with its vertical lines trailing between sections of texture along the front side, and lovely undulating ripples showing horizontally across the back side. Feel free to use this stitch on anything for which both sides will be featured, such as scarves, blankets, and even reversible hats!
We have changed the format just a little bit for our Stitchology Column. Each of the featured stitches will be explained row by row via both written and video instructions. We will be focusing on highlighting the repeating stitch pattern itself, so that you can enjoy the freedom of putting these new stitch patterns to use in your own projects as creativity strikes. We hope you will enjoy this new way of learning new stitches with us! 🙂
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Special Stitch Instructions
When the pattern uses the term “knit” or “k”, please use the true knit stitch or the u-stitch, not the e-wrap.
WY: working yarn
S1, s1: slip one stitch (simply skip this peg while carrying the working yarn behind the peg)
Chart Key for Repeating Pattern Rows
Ripples & Ribs Repeating Pattern
To work this pattern in the round, such as for a hat, use the Repeating Pattern Rows chart, and make sure to read it from right to left for each row, rather than alternating sides each time. Also, cast onto your loom in a clockwise direction, using a number of pegs that is divisible by 6—the number of stitches required for each pattern repeat.
Repeating Pattern for working as a flat panel (Cast on from left to right/counter clockwise a number divisible by 6. Begin 1st Row from right to left/clockwise):
Row 1: *s1, k1, p1, s1, p1, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 2: *p2, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 3: *s1, p2, rep from * to end.
Row 4: *p1, k3, p1, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 5: *s1, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 6: *k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 2.
Row 9: *s1, p1, k1, s1, k1, p1, rep from * to end.
Row 10: k all sts.
Rep rows 1-10 for desired length.
Repeating Pattern for working in the round (Begin from right to left/clockwise, cast on a number divisible by 6):
Round 1: *s1, k1, p1, s1, p1, k1, rep from * to end.
Round 2: *k1, p2, rep from * to end.
Round 3: *s1, p2, rep from * to end.
Round 4: *k1, p1, k3, p1, rep from * to end.
Round 5: *s1, k2, rep from * to end.
Round 6: *k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, rep from * to end.
Round 7: Repeat Row 3.
Round 8: Repeat Row 2.
Round 9: *s1, p1, k1, s1, k1, p1, rep from * to end.
Round 10: k all sts.
Rep rounds 1-10 for desired length.
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