Throw your Ribs Around:
This great ribby blanket is the perfect cover up for cool spring evenings on the back porch. In the summer, you can use it as a picnic blanket in the backyard, at the park or even on the beach.
The Quaker Rib pattern is super-easy to knit and the texture of the yarn makes it even more interesting, though you could always use a smoother yarn if you like.
- about 1,500 yards of bulky textured cotton yarn (I used Knit Picks Spinnaker, a 100 percent Pima cotton that has been discontinued)
- one pair size 11 US circular needles, with as long of a cable as you can find
- yarn needle
10 stitches and 16 rows per 4 inches (2.5 stitches and 4 rows per inch) in pattern stitch. Gauge is not critical.
Finished size is 50 inches by 50 inches.
- Cast on 125 stitches.
- Work in Quaker Rib, as below, for 50 inches, ending with row 14.
- Bind off.
- Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Rows 1, 3, 5 and 6: Knit.
Rows 2 and 4: Purl.
Rows 7, 9 and 11: Knit.
Rows 8 and 10: Purl.
Rows 12 and 14: Knit.
Row 13: Purl
Repeat for pattern.