Short Row Rib, by Ceris Morgan for HipKnits

Inspired by Iris Schreier, www.artyarns.com

This pattern uses a technique known as short row knitting. It is so called because
you do not knit the full number of stitches on each row, instead you stop and turn
at a set point part way through your row. This makes the row a "short" row as it is
never completed.

The numbers in brackets at the end of each pattern row indicate how many stitches
you are working on NOT the complete number of stitches on your needles.

The pattern looks rather complicated in written form. Don't let that put you off !
When you have the work in front of you, and have completed a few rows you will be
able to recognise where the next decrease will come almost automatically. So, as you
get familiar with the pattern it is likely you will no longer need to follow the
instructions at all and will just be able to see where to place your next decrease.

If you prefer, you can substitue the SSK decrease with Slip one, Knit one pass
slipped stitch over. The SSK is preferable as it forms a tighter and neater
decrease.

Link to pdf pattern.

Difficulty Level : Intermediate

Materials : 2 Skeins Bulky Merino Yarn available from HipKnits.

7mm Needles.

Bodkin

Glossary

K Knit
P Purl
Sl1 Slip one stitch
Sl1P Slip one stitch purl wise
Inc1 Increase one stitch: Knit in to the front and back of stitch on knit rows. Purl
on to front and back of stitch on purl rows
SSK Slip, Slip, Knit. Slip two stitches on to the right hand needle. Place the Left
needle through the stitch you slipped first and then through the second.Knit the two
stitches together
P2tog Purl 2 stitches together
PM Place Marker
TURN Completely turn the work around, placing right hand needle in left hand and
vice versa so you are looking at opposite side of work

Instructions :

First foundation triangle

Using 7 mm Needles Cast on 18 placing marker after 6th stitch

1 Inc K1 TURN (3)
2 Sl1P, P to end
3 Inc, K3 TURN (5)
4 Sl1 K to end
5 Inc P5 TURN (7)
6 Sl1, K to end
7 Inc, K7 TURN (9)
8 Sl1P, P to end
9 Inc, K9 (11)
10 Sl1, K to end
11 Inc, P11 TURN (13)
12 Sl1P, P to end
13 Inc, K13 TURN (15)
14 Sl1P, P to end
15 Inc, K15, TURN (17)
16 Sl1, K to end
17 Inc, P17, TURN (19)
18 Sl1, K to end.
19 Inc, K19, TURN (21)

20 Sl1P, P to end
21 Inc, K8, PM, K13 (23) You will have now reached the marker, and there will be 6
unknitted stitches on the left hand needle.Knit across these 6 sts (29 sts on needle
in total) You are now ready to start the second foundation triangle.

Second Foundation Triangle

1 Inc, P1 (3)
2 Sl1, K to end
3 Inc, K3 TURN (5)
4 Sl1P, P to end
5 Inc, K5 TURN (7)
6 Sl1, K to end
7 Inc, P7 TURN (9)
8 Sl1, K to end
9 Inc, K9. (11) You will have reached the marker you placed on the cast on row
again. At this point you will have 11 sts on the right hand needle and 23 on the
left (34 sts in total) TURN
10 Sl1P, P to end.

Commence Zig Zag Pattern

1 Inc, K9, SSK, TURN (12)
2 Sl1, K to end
3 Inc, P10, P2tog, TURN (13)
4 Sl1, K to end
5 Inc, K11, SSK, TURN (14)
6 Sl1P, P to end
7 Inc, K12, SSK, TURN (15)
8 Sl1, K to end
9 Inc, P13 P2tog, TURN (16)
10 Sl1, K to end
11 Inc, K14 SSK, TURN (17)
12 Sl1P, P to end
13 Inc, K15, SSK, TURN (18)
14 Sl1, K to end
15 Inc, P16 P2tog, TURN (19)
16 Sl1, K to end
17 Inc, K17 SSK, TURN (20)
18 Sl1P, P to end
19 Inc, K18 SSK, TURN (21)
20 Sl1, K to end
21 Inc, P19 P2tog, TURN (22)
22 Sl1, K to end
23 Inc, K20, SSK, TURN (23)
24 Sl1P, P to end
25 Inc, K9, PM, K12 SSK. (24) You will have reached the marker again. At this point
you will have 24 sts on the right hand needle and 10 on the left (34 sts in total) .
K across remaining 10 sts.

Main Section

1 Inc, P9, P2tog, TURN (12)
2 Sl1, K to end
3 Inc, K10, SSK, TURN (13)
4 Sl1P, P to end
5 Inc, K11, SSK , TURN (14)
6 Sl1, K to end
7 Inc, P12, P2tog, TURN (15)
8 Sl1, K to end
9 Inc, K13, SSK, TURN (16)
10 Sl1P, P to end
11 Inc, K14, SSK, TURN (17)
12 Sl1, K to end
13 Inc, P15, P2tog, TURN (18)
14 Sl1, K to end
15 Inc, K16, SSK, TURN (19)
16 Sl1P, P to end
17 Inc, K17, SSK, TURN (20)
18 Sl1, K to end
19 Inc, P18, P2tog, TURN (21)
20 Sl1, K to end
21 Inc, K19 SSK, TURN (22)
22 Sl1P, P to end
23 Inc, K9 PM K11,SSK, TURN (23) You will have reached the marker again. At this
point you will have 23 sts on the right hand needle,and 11 on the left (34 sts in
total) . K across remaining 11 sts.

These 23 rows of form pattern. Repeat from row 1 of main section a total of X
times. ( I did 20 pattern repeats but the length of the scarf if up to you)

Decrease and Cast off section.

Repeat rows 1-12 of main section again then continue as follows

13 Cast Off 1, P14, SKP, TURN (16)
14 Sl1, K to end
15 Cast Off 1, K13, P2tog, TURN (15)
16 Sl1P, P to end
17 Cast Off 1, K12, SSK, TURN (14)
18 Sl1 , K to end
19 Cast Off 1, P11, SSK, TURN (13)
20 Sl1, K to end
21 Cast Off 1, K10 , SSK, TURN (12)
22 Sl1P, P to end
23 Cast Off 1,K9, SKP.You will have reached the marker again. At this point you will
have 11 sts on the right hand needle and 11 on the left (22 sts in total) . K across
remaining 11 sts and continue as follows

1 Cast off 1, P8, P2tog, TURN (10)
2 Sl1, K to end
3 Cast off 1, K7, SSK, TURN (9)
4 Sl1P, P to end
5 Cast off 1, K6, SSK, TURN (8)
6 SL1, K to end
7 Cast off 1, P5, P2tog, TURN (7)
8 Sl1, K to end
9 Cast off 1, K4, SSK, TURN (6)
10 Sl1P, P to end
11 Cast off 1, K3, SSK, TURN (5)
12 SL1, K to end
13 Cast off 1, P2, P2tog, TURN (4)
14 Sl1, K to end,
15 Cast off 1, K1, SSK, TURN (3)
16 Sl1P, P to end,
17 Cast off 1, SKP, TURN (2)
18 Sl1, K to end

19 Sl1P, P3tog Psso. Fasten Off

Making Up

Weave in all loose ends. Fringe if required.

 

 

Design Copyright 2003- 05 Kerrie Allman

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