Sarah has been having all the blog fun so far -– my turn ...
Take a quick peek at the swatch below. Is it a rib? What if I told you that it is nothing but knit? There are 6 yarn overs in each row including one at the very beginning of each row. This doesn’t look like any yarn over pattern I’ve done before – where are the holes? Let’s back up to see how I got here …
After a full day on the computer, I rewarded myself with some fun knitting and a little playoff football. Appropriately, the pattern is a child’s ball from a vintage 1896 book. It uses something called “Patent Knitting”. So like any good knitter, I started a swatch and fell in love immediately. Go ahead, just pull out some spare needles and yarn (something smooth and needles that are a touch small), you won’t be able to resist this one.
My first thoughts as I knit are “what a great beginner’s scarf”. Simple skills, no purling and although it looks like a rib; it lies flat, has a great edge, a herringbone-type look and is 100% reversible! Pure fun and I love the connection to knitters over 100 years ago. I do have other plans for this stitch, but more on that later.
Patent Knitting pattern: (cast on 24 or any multiple of 3)
• Every Row: *yo, sl1, k2tog*