Faggoting Rib Stitch Pattern features a unique type of lace stitch, ‘faggoting’. If you were to make an all-over faggoting pattern, you will get an almost open mesh-like textured fabric. To create this pattern, you essentially combine alternating columns of faggoting lace and rib stitches.
The pattern is just two rows so it’s quite a simple one to follow even though the name is politically a minefield! So, although the name makes us uncomfortable, the stitch is something that every new knitter should try.
The Faggoting Rib Stitch Pattern is perfect for making a beret, baby blankets, or even as a vertical panel insertion between other cable stitches to set off the other patterns. If you use it as an all-over pattern, you will get a fabric that is elastic and stretchy which makes it ideal for making clothing like stockings, dress sleeves, and similar things.
Multiple of 4 + 2
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|p2tog||Purl 2 stitches together|
|psso||Pass slipped stitch over|
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
|yrn||Yarn round needle|
CO Multiple of 4 + 2.
|Row 1:||(RS) – k3, * yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.|
|Row 2:||p3, * yrn, p2tog, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, yrn, p2tog, p1.|
Repeat this free knit pattern (2 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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