What did you conquer after the knit and purl stitch — yarn overs or slip stitches? I discover the beauty of slip stitches when the delightful lady who owned my local yarn shop introduced me to mosaic knitting. In the 43 years since then I've explored lots of patterns that incorporate slipping. Here are two creative versions of ribbing that are on my needles this week. — James
PATTERN ON THE LEFT
Multiple of 4 +3
Row 1 (RS): K1, sl1 wyib, *K3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, K1.
Row 2: P1, sl 1 wyif, *P3, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last st, P1.
Row 3: *K3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 4: *P3, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3. Rep Rows 1 to 4.
PATTERN ON THE RIGHT
Multiple of 2 + 1
Row 1 ( RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, *sl1 wyib, K1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 4: K1, *sl1 wyif, K1; rep from * to end of row. Rep Rows 1 to 4.