It's time for another left-handed tutorial!
Here's the video for a P1K1 rib stitch.
Video can also be found here.
Like the nice lady says in the video, it really does create a marvelous fabric. It's flexible and stable, and I really like the look of ribbing. Most patterns call for a K2P2 (knit 2 stitches and purl 2 stitches) ribbing, but any repeat of knit and purl stitches counts as rib stitch. And since any knitting pattern can be done with a Knook, you can Knook up any knitting pattern.
That being said, I'm enjoying learning to knit with the Knook on patterns specifically written for the Knook. Here's the latest project I finished up:
|H/8 Knook with Lily Sugarn' Cream in the Hot Green colorway.|
I'm still working my way through Dishcloths Made with the Knook, and this is the Dots pattern.
I try to be positive and learn from my experiences, but what I've learned from this project is that I really hate making dots. Hate. That's too bad, because they look so cute and cheerful. If you like making dots, though, then this is the pattern for you! You'll be making nearly a dozen dots every two rows! I gave this dishcloth to my sister, along with the two others I've made, as a hostess gift for having us all over for Thanksgiving. She really liked it--the blindingly bright colors were chosen for her--and seemed a little sad when I said I never wanted to make a dot ever again.
It really is a shame, because this is a cute pattern.
A cute dishcloth! It doesn't happen often. But there is a pattern in the book that uses a type of rib stitch, and I may just do that one next. I don't know if it will be as cute as the Dot pattern, but I bet it will be marvelous.