This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knit. If you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.
Block Five: Diagonal Ribbing
Getting Started Knitting
If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once you have tackled the first few lessons there, you will be ready to begin your afghan.
Working with the Diagonal Ribbing Pattern
The Diagonal Ribbing Patterns makes a super stretchy ribbing that can be used in place of a traditional ribbing. The pattern is very easy to memorize and anticipate. After setting it up for a couple of rows, you should be able to set the pattern aside and just slide the ribbing over by one stitch every four rows.
Knit in the round, this stitch could make a very cute, twisted, hat pattern. I might have to try and work up a quick pattern using it. I will definitely share if I do.
Note: I ended up making this square twice. I ruined the first one when I was blocking some squares. I somehow managed to completely flatten out the ribbing in one section. After I remade it, I decided it didn’t need any blocking at all. I should be able to work with it as is.
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