Has anyone done this stitch? I have a really cute cardigan I want to knit & it uses this stitch. Help!
This sock pattern has directions for it.
There’s another Speckled Rib Stitch, too, I think it’s a slipped stitch pattern. It looks very similar to the Bunny Hop Socks Ingrid posted above.
I looked at that pattern, it doesn’t look like the one pictured w/my pattern (from Big Needle Knitting, p 64 if anyone has that book). Here’s the swatch pattern (done w/12 stitches on size 10, bulky yarn) I think I might be messing up by not having the yarn forward (or back) at the right time.
Speckled Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1) – cast on 12 st
Row 1: (RS) Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *Sl 1p, k1; rep from * across. – ? do I do it w/yarn
fwd when I Sl 1p and then do k1 w/yarn back or do the yarn
to the back as for a knit st the whole time?
Row 4: *Sl 1p wyif, k1; rep from * across. --? do I take the yarn
to the back when I k1?
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K2, *sl 1p, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: K2, *sl 1p wyif, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 1-8 for pat.
It seems like it would be so simple, probably my main question is when you Sl 1p, k1, what position is your working in. That’s about the only place I can figure out that I’m messing up, or the next row (row 4) do I take the yarn to the back for the k1 stitch or keep it forward the whole row? The rest seems pretty obvious. Any thoughts?
For Row 3 when you Sl 1p you should keep the yarn in back, since you’re making each sl 1p after each k1 the yarn should be in back from the knits. So unless the pattern tells you to move the yarn you should keep it where it was from the last thing you did. Which for Row 3 would mean the yarn would always be held to the back.
For Row 4 you have to move the yarn in front before slipping the stitch, after that when you go to knit the next stitch you would move the yarn in back to knit. Similar to how you would do a basic ribbing.
Row 7 and Row 8 should be done like Rows 3 and 4 except with the starting K2. I hope this helps you out.
Oh, yes, that’s different than the other one I had seen.
As RoseFairy wrote, slip wyib on rows 3 and 7. I tend to follow what I think is a general kind of rule of slipping with your yarn wherever it’s positioned from the last st unless instructed otherwise.
Another issue - it says to cast on in multiples of 2 + 1, so you should have 13 cast on st, not 12. Perhaps that’s also why your pattern is looking different than pictured.
Just remember that when you’re slipping the stitches, you want the strand to be on the wrong side of the work, so back on the knit side and front on the purl side.