Friday, October 24

Handmade: Quaker Rib Afghan

This design can hardly be called my own since Quaker Ribbing has been around for eons. However, I've made it into a blanket whose stripes run opposite of your normal rib pattern. I think it's lovely.

Any size yarn (I used Yarn Bee Luscious, a bulky weight - some of the most deliciously soft acrylic your fingers will ever feel!)
Circular Needles to match yarn size (I went with 8mm/US 11 circulars)
A cozy place to sit and enjoy!

Cast on as many stitches as you'd like for the length of your blanket. With my bulky yarn, I cast on between 100-150.
KNIT rows 1, 3, 5 and 6
PURL rows 2 and 4
KNIT rows 7, 9 and 11
PURL rows 8 and 10
KNIT rows 12 and 14
PURL row 13


And repeat! 
Keep going till you've got yourself a nice sized blanket. And really, I do suggest this yarn. The pattern gets a little lost since the yarn has some flyaways, but it is so so snuggly soft.


Selina said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial! I have it on the needles now and it's knitting up really well.

Maggie Evans said...

How many stitches would you suggest to cast on for a baby blanket?

Hal Laverty said...

Do the edges curl with this pattern?

Hal Laverty said...

Does anybody read these comments & questions? Maggie & I would like an answer.

Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone "official" is going to answer questions.......For casting on purposes, I would refer to the gauge for the yarn and suggested needle size and calculate from there (ie, 6 stitches to the inch for width....want a 30" wide blanket, then cast on 180 stitches.....just a rough outline of how I would approach that).

Kristi Dykstra said...

I found the cast on edge does curl; the side edges do not. So I decided to knit the first 3 rows then begin the pattern and this appears like "part of the pattern." I am making this with 2 strands of WW yarn held together, on size 13 needles, and I cast on 72 stitches.

Judy Eslinger said...

Thank you Kristi Dykstra for your answer. I hate curly edges!