Hello friends, it's a short-ish knitting post this week! I did get lots of great feedback on last week's post so I've added a post script summing it all up, which you can read here.
Anyway, back to this week! Tonight we learned how to achieve a ribbed effect. This is achieved by alternating between knitting two stitches and purling the next two. One key thing to remember is that when you're doing your knitting stitches you need to bring your yarn to the back of your needle and when you're doing your purling you need to bring the yarn to the front of the needle. It's a little tricky to get used to as it requires a lot of beginner concentration, but it's really fun!
I love how the ribs look - they remind me of snug, chunky jumpers!
We knitted about 3 inches of ribs and then switched back to the stocking/stockinette stitch, which is achieved by knitting one whole row and purling the next. In the picture above, after the ribs finish, you can see the little smooth v's of the stockinette side and below you can see the 'bobbly' side of the garter stitch.
And that's about it for this week! We're learning a different stitch next week, which looks really cool, but whose name I can't remember...ooops!