Saturday, July 1, 2017

Free Pattern: Rib It! July Block of the Month

This block pattern may look long and complicated, but once you know how to do the right and left twist stitches, it's not hard.  Just keep track of which row you're on.

As always, the finished size as written 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.




BRANCHING RIB BLOCK
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.
MATERIALS
About 100 yds. worsted weight yarn
#7 needles
Stitch markers
GAUGE
4.5 sts per inch
SPECIAL STITCHES.
RT = right twist:  sk 1 st, k into 2nd st, then k the skipped st, and sl both sts off LH needle together.  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.
DIRECTIONS
CO 42 sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Begin Pattern:
Rows 1, 3, 5 (WS):  k3, pm, k1, p3, *k5, p3, rep from * to last 3 sts, pm, k3.
Row 2:  k3, sm, *LT, k1, p5, rep from * to last 7 sts, LT, k1, p1, sm, k3.
Row 4:  k3, sm, *k1, LT, p5, rep from * to last 7 sts, k1, LT, p1, sm, k3.
Row 6:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, p4, RT, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.
Row 7:  k3, sm, k1, *p2, k1, p1, k4, rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k1, sm, k3.
Row 8:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, p3, RT, p1, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.
Row 9:  k3, sm, k1, *p2, k2, p1, k3, rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k1, sm, k3.
Row 10:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, p2, RT, p2, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.
Row 11:  k3, sm, k1, *p2, k3, p1, k2, rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k1, sm, k3.
Row 12:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, p1, RT, p3, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.
Row 13:  k3, sm, k1, *p2, k4, p1, k1, rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k1, sm, k3.
Row 14:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, RT, p4, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.
Row 15, 17, and 19:  k3, sm, *p3, k5, rep from * to last 7 sts, p3, k1, sm, k3.
Row 16:  k3, sm, p1, *k1, RT, p5, rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, RT, sm, k3.
Row 18:  k3, sm, p1, *RT, k1, p5, rep from * to last 6 sts, RT, k1, sm, k3.
Row 20:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, LT, p4, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.
Row 21:  rep row 13.
Row 22:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, p1, LT, p3, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.
Row 23:  rep row 11.
Row 24:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, p2, LT, p2, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.
Row 25:  rep row 9.
Row 26:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, p3, LT, p1, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.
Row 27:  rep row 7.
Row 28:  k3, sm, p1, *k2, p4, LT, rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p1, sm, k3.

Rep rows 1 through 18 once more.
Knit 4 rows.
BO.  Cut yarn, fasten off.  Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k = knit
LH = left hand
LT = left twist
p = purl
pm = place marker
rep = repeat
RH = right hand
RT = right twist
sk = skip
sl = slip stitch
sm = slip marker
st, sts = stitch, stitches
WS = wrong side




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