Knitting in Ribbing – what are your options?

Ribbing. Perhaps the second most maligned of stitches after garter stitch. Ribbing is the stitch that comes right at the beginning of the pattern that stands between you and getting on with the fun part. Or perhaps at the end when you’re just about ready to put the whole project away unfinished. And what about those sensible ribbed scarves? Can knitting ribbing ever be interesting? Well, I think so! How about cabled ribbing?

rib1

Or a fisherman’s rib with a few cables?

rib3

Or lace ribbing?

CaptureBut the versatility doesn’t stop there. I’m particularly excited by patterns which use cables to accentuate the human form or add an interesting texture to the project.

What do you think of the ribbing on this hat for example?

hatI choose this pattern specifically for them!

Or this summer top which is very bodycon so I spend most of my time breathing in – but it’s worth it!

top2I’m also flirting with the idea of this lovely top from Knitty. Funnily enough it’s called Tempting!
ideaOr perhaps I’ll be sensible and go for this one instead:

2ideaAl of these patterns  have one thing in common – eye-catching use of ribbing which forms an integral part of the pattern, not just the edges.

So let’s hear it for ribbing!

 

 

 

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About monsteryarns

I am a yarn enthusiast and knitter.
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2 Responses to Knitting in Ribbing – what are your options?

  1. garnharmoni says:

    Yes, so true, the feeling of just getting through the ribbing before the fun begins instead of thinking more creatively! Thanks for sharing.
    Regards from Sweden.

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