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Topic: 2 color shaker rib tutorial -it's reversible!  (Read 13160 times)
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« on: October 24, 2004 10:19:44 AM »

Ok, here's something I just 'unvented'.  i know it already existed somewhere, but I couldn't find instructions for it. 
here's how it looks:

Notice the two sides are both two colors of verticle stripes, but the two sides look slightly different.  It's shaker rib, but with nifty striping.

it can be done in the round or flat, either way requires a circular needle.

In the round:
Color A: Cast on even number of stitches.  Join round, knit one round.  Attach color B
Round 1: With Color B, *K1, K1 in row below. Repeat from * to end of round.
Round 2: With Color A, * P1 in row below, P1.  Repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 forever.

Flat is a little more complicated.  (and I haven't road tested it, so let me know if it doesn't work)
With color A, cast on even number of stitches on a circular needle. Do NOT join round.  Knit one row.  Attach color B
Row 1: With Color B, *K1, K1 in row below. Repeat from * to end of row.  Slide work back to other end of circ.  Pick up color A.  (A is at the opposite end of the row from B, which is why you did the slidey thing)
Row 2: With Color A,  * P1 in row below, P1.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Pick up color B. (A & B are on same end)
Row 3:  With Color B,  * P1 in row below, P1.  Repeat from * to end of row. Slide work back to other end of circ.  Pick up color A.  (A is at the opposite end of the row from B, which is why you did the slidey thing)
Row 4: With Color A, *K1, K1 in row below. Repeat from * to end of row.  Pick up color B. (A & B are on same end)
Repeat rows 1-4 forever.


Helpful hints:
once you've got the rib established (after a few rows/rounds) it gets really easy to keep track.  You always do the 'in the row below' stitch in a column whose color matches your working yarn.

When you're working into the stitch in the row below, you'll bemoving 2 loops of 2 different colors over your needle when you pull them off after working the stitch. 

If one of your colors is black, don't cast on with the black.  It's way too hard to see what you're doing on that first row of the other color. 

Knit into the row below:Purl into the row below:
Insert right needle into stitch below the next stitch on the left needle (which will be the color of your working yarn) and knit.  Notice that the column of stitches below this stitch are green, the color of the working yarnInsert right needle into stitch below the next stitch on the left needle (which will be the color of your working yarn) and purl.  Notice that the column of stitches below this stitch are black, the color of the working yarn.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2004 11:20:41 AM »

That's the coolest! Great vertical stripes. I'm going to have to try that if I can work up the nerve.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2004 11:28:39 AM »

nice! i love double-sided slip-stitch/row-below weirdness. thanks for the clear instructions.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2004 03:35:46 PM »

I think I've seen this in "Weekend Kniting" and I wanted to try it but it looks so hard.  Thanks melidoni for clearing up the technical partse so I can understand it.
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