I used to knit a lot 20 years ago but back then I had my Mum as an expert knitter to ask for help. I now have grandchildren and have come back to knitting.
I found an ‘elf hat’ that I wanted to knit for my grandson but the instructions were in Dutch (Breipatroon Elfenmuts). I got a translation and started knitting but it just isn’t working. The pattern is a 2x2 rib that changes directions.
You start with a standard 2x2 rib for 20 rows then you do the pattern so it looks like the rib turns 90 degrees in a mitre.
The Dutch translation says:
Row 1 - knit 6 then p2 k2 finishing with 2 purl then knit 6
Row 2 - knit the stitches as they occur
Row 3 - same as row 1
Row 4 - knit 8 then p2 k2 finishing with 2 purl then knit 8
Row 5 - knit the stitches as they occur
Row 2 - same as row 1…
… then repeating just increasing 2 knit stitches each 3 rows. Can anyone tell me what to do for the 2nd row to make this look like a sideways rib pattern?
I’d really appreciate some help as Googling hasn’t come up with any options except a Russian Etsy type site!