>Smocked Ribbing

>Work a rib of say 3 purl and 1 plain.

Using purl side as right side, make 1 or 2 bars with your smocking yarn to join pairs of plain stitches together:
Smocked Ribbing 3x1

On a broader rib of 3 plain and 3 or more purl, bind the 3 plain stitches together with 1 or 2 bars at regular intervals and this will give a cable effect:
Smocked Ribbing 3x3

Both samples were knitted on the Bond using DK yarn and the old keyplate 2.

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2 Responses to >Smocked Ribbing

  1. Bente T says:

    >How did you do it? Is it at special technique, at the same time you knit or afterwards? Or did you bind the 3 plains stitches together afterwards?

  2. Susan says:

    >Just bind the stitches together afterwards. The wrong side does look a bit messy but the right side is OK.

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