My own stitch design

I doubt that there are any new stitches to invent, particularly one so simple as this, but I can honestly say I came up with it on my own. I started with the idea of a knit one, purl one rib with the pattern staggering sideways every second row. It certainly didn’t come out the way I visualized it, but I decided that I liked it enough to finish the washcloth.

A washcloth I designed
A washcloth I designed

Author: Jorah Lavin

I grew up in New England, moved to the Carolinas in '98 to start working at what was then a large regional bank and is now a really big nationwide bank. I work doing intranet content management and intranet site management. After work, I practice Aikido, knit, ride my motorcycle, read, watch movies & eat. I've been studying Aikido since 2014, and I ride a Yamaha V-Star 1300. I am pretty sure that I want to hike the Appalachian Trail someday.

3 thoughts on “My own stitch design”

  1. I will try to write up the pattern. I have used the cloth a couple of times now, and I’m very pleased with how it holds suds and how it feels. Who knows, this might be fun for someone else to do. Basically, I did K2, P2 on one row, P2, K2 on the next (as you would to do basic ribs). On the third row, I offset the pattern by one column (something like… do one purl, then start your K2, P2). This means that one rib is never broken, but the next one over only goes for 2 rows before breaking. The pattern looks as if the broken ribs alternate vertically in the valley between unbroken ribs.

    Thank you for saying nice things about this pattern!

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