Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Roman Stripe and Fluted Rib Stitch

Hello! The stitch samples I would like to share with you this week are two patterns taken from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G Walker.

Roman Stripe

Roman Stripe Stitch

Worked over an even number of sts

The sample shown is worked over a cast on of 26 sts.

Row 1: K1, [k1, yo] 24 times, k1 (50 sts).
Row 2: K1, p48, k1 (50 sts).
Row 3: K1, k2tog 24 times, k1 (26 sts).
Row 4: K1, [k2tog, yo] 12 times, k1 (26 sts).
Row 5: K1, [yo, k2tog] 12 times, k1 (26 sts).
Rows 6-7: K26 (26 sts).

Repeat rows 1 – 7

Fluted Rib Stitch

A simple, reversible knit and purl stitch pattern, which when left unblocked falls into soft wide ribs.

Fluted Rib bf blocking

This is the pattern when blocked.

Fluted Rib Stitch

Worked over a multiple of 8 stitches + 1

The sample shown is worked over 33 sts.

Rows 1, 2 and 3: P1 [k7, p1] 4 times.
Row 4: K2, [p5, k3] 3 times, p5, k2
Row 5: P3, [k3, p5] 3 times, k3, p3.
Rows 6, 7 and 8: K4 [p1, k7] 3 times, p1, k4
Row 9: Repeat Row 5
Row 10: Repeat Row 4

Repeat rows 1 – 10

Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit.
p – Purl.
k2tog – Knit 2 stitches together.
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise).

Happy knitting! x

6 thoughts on “Sunday Stitches – Roman Stripe and Fluted Rib Stitch”

  1. I like them both Jem, but particularly the unblocked version of the fluted rib stitch. It has a rumpley, comfortable look to it – a bit like me 🙂 I’ve written the instructions down and may even try and knit something up using them. Thank you 🙂

    1. Well I think that this may be the first time that I have ever disagreed with thecontentedcrafter, but I prefer the Roman stripe. It’s beautiful and different and looks almost like crochet. (But both are lovely. Thank you for showing us.)

      1. The roman stripe is pretty, I wish I had used a thinner yarn though as I lost the effect of the yarn overs in row 1 as you can’t really see them. I have used this stitch pattern in a mobius cowl I am working on and am hoping that that when worn the weight of it will open up the yarn over’s. Fingers crossed!

      2. What? Disagreed? Really? Oh – but then you are definitely NOT a slightly rumpled and ‘comfy’ looking aged person at all, so it is absolutely okay 🙂 xoxo

    2. I agree, the unblocked version of the fluted rib stitch is so much nicer than the blocked version. It still has a little bounce when blocked but not much. I think unblocked it would make a lovely scarf or cowl!

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