So, today I have 3 more swatches for you to take a gander at and they are:
1) Openwork Rib
2) Raised Eyelet Rib
3) Blanket Rib
in all their glory:
|Week 21 Swatches|
(all apologies for the quality of that swatch ^)
SWATCH 1: Openwork Rib
This stitch pattern, though easy to work, was rather dull. It's basically k2 p2 ribbing with a yarn over worked in on the 6th row.
|Openwork Rib Swatch|
So I guess the ideal is to use this stitch for something that stays stretched a bit, like a hat? But then because of the decorative holes it allows cold air in. So I'm not really sure I get the point.
SWATCH 2: Raised Eyelet Rib
I was most excited about this swatch this week. In the book it is done in a very nice purple mercerized cotton, and the stitch definition was just fantastic.
|Raised Eyelet Rib Swatch|
SWATCH 3: Blanket Rib
This stitch was achieved by increasing into each stitch on row one, and then decreasing back to the original stitch count on row two by alternating k2tog and p2tog. I'm a bit on the fence on this one. It seems awfully labor-intensive and you have to remember to do you kfb's rather loosely so that your decrease rows are easier.
|Blanket Rib Swatch, RS|
It is almost reversible, though. This is the reverse side:
|Blanket Rib, Reverse side|
Next week is the last week in the ribbing section, and the stitches are:
1) Double Rickrack Rib
2) Alternating Cables
3) Feather Rib