Little Bells Ribbing Free Knitting Stitch by Knitting Bee https://www.knitting-bee.com
Welcome everybody to this site! I try to share as much free knowledge of knitting stitches as I can with all of you, it is my pleasure to bring in my first free knitting stitch of 2017! With this stitch I played around with modifying a regular 2×3 rib stitch by adding one round with yarn overs between a centered double decrease (s2kp2) which gives the stitch a lovely bell like pattern while maintaining the elasticity needed for a ribbed stitch!
I used an 8 ply (double knit, dk, worsted weight) yarn in a deep darker shade of red, while to the naked eye it looks great, the red just blows out in images, but hopefully you can still make it out well enough!
A view of what the back of the work for this free knitting stitch looks like!
As always a credit would be appreciated if you use this stitch!
yo = yarn over
s2kp2 = centered double decrease: slip two stitches together as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, then pass the two slipped stitches over.
Note: Please refer to “lace stitches” for a deeper explanation of the stitches mentioned above.
Little Bells Ribbing Free Knitting Stitch
Please repeat the pattern between the asterisk’s *
Cast on Multiples of 5+2
Row 1: Purl all
Row 2: k2, *p3, k2*
Row 3: *p2, k3, * p2
Row 4: k2, * p3, k2*
Row 5: * p2, k3,* p2
Row 6: k2, *p3, k2*
Row 7: *p2, yo, s2kp2, yo, *p2
Row 8: Knit all
The eight rows above make up the pattern!