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Knit with Aabhar – Little Hourglass Rib Stitch Pattern

Pattern Description

Little Hourglass Rib is a beautiful textured knitting pattern with repeating hourglass motifs arranged in vertical columns. Unlike the Hourglass Crochet Stitch, there are no eyelets in this pattern.

The knitting stitch features knitting the same two stitches through back loops and front loops to create the embossed texture. If you knit with a lighter-weight yarn, the texture won’t be as prominent as in the case of medium-weight yarn. The Little Hourglass Rib Stitch will be great for knitting cowls, scarves, and afghans.

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
(Multiple of 4) + 2

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Instructions for this free knitting pattern are written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations

COCast on
k2tog tblKnit 2 stitches together through back loop
pssoPass slipped stitch over
RSRight side
slSlip knitwise
st (s)Stitch (es)
WSWrong side
yoYarn over

Special stitch:

k2tog-back-front: k2tog tbl, then knit the same 2 sts together through front loops.

Pattern Instructions

CO (Multiple of 4) + 2 stitches. For example, you can cast on (4 x 5) + 2 stitches = 22 stitches to knit a sample swatch.

Note: Stitches should not be counted after 3rd row.

Row 1 (WS):k2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2:p2, * k2tog-back-front, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 3:k2, * p1, yo, p1, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 4:p2, * sl 1, k1, psso, k1, p2; rep from * to end.

Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (4 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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