Hello all - I'm knitting a top-down sweater in the round, and want to use an interesting rib stitch part way down on the body and the sleeves. I've used the mistake rib stitch in a scarf and I love the look of it. But for the life of me I can't figure out how to translate it to round needles. Any thoughts? or sources?
Many thanks - Leslie
While I've never done "mistake rib"...I have an old pattern for a cowl hood here that is done flat + seamed up. From the description it is just a K2P2 rib done w/ 1 extra st...right? So you need multiple of 4 sts + 1 to make it work.
ie: 201 sts = (4 x 50) + 1
Every time you come to the end of round marker...if you "jog over" 1 st it should work out.
ie: your rnd will end: ....K2P2 K2P2 K1...slip M... So if you start the next rnd K1P2K2 P2....ending w/ ....K2P2 K2P2 I think. Every rnd should move over 1 st more.
Hopefully my calculations are right. It's 4:45 AM here + I need to go to bed!!! If I'm wrong feel free to throw the rnd M @ me to get my attention+ I'll figure it out when I wake up!!! If it were my sweater...I would make sure that the beg/ end of rnd was @ the underarm in case it distorts the st patt. Though it sounds as though this st patt may hide that.
I'm back + I was WRONG....sorry !!!
Kept thinking about it all day...something kept nagging @ me...so I sat down tonite + cast on for a dishcloth to try out the st. For me "visual" is better. Have a few inches done so I could graph out what the right side "looks like" for knit-in-the-rnd.
Pattern is done over an EVEN # of sts when worked in the rnd...though still must be a multiple of 4 sts.
rnd #1: * K2 P2....rep fr * to end.
rnd #2: P1, * K2 P2...rep fr * to last 3 sts, K2 P1.
Rep these 2 rnds for desired length.
You are still jogging over 1 st...but going back + forth each rnd instead of continuing in the same direction each time.
I'm going to have a new dishcloth + knowledge of a new st...thanks to you!!! It really does make a nice plush/ thermal-like st. Would be a nice baby blanket or scarf.
Truly sorry...hope this didn't mess you up too much!!!
Take Care, Andrea
Hi Andrea - that makes more sense. I tried it the other way and didn't like how it was working - and it's hard to tell if you're doing it right for several inches - but after 6 rows I'm frogging and will try again. I made my daughter a similar sweater with another rib, and didn't want to repeat the exact same thing for mine - so I'll keep playing with it and let you know how it goes.
Thanks for keeping at it - I appreciate your help.