Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Zig Zag Rib - Free Pattern

This started out as a simple diagonal rib scarf for a Christmas present, but when I noticed the colors were coincidentally changing just as the diagonal repeat was ending, I thought I'd see what would happen if I switched directions. Sure enough, the colors for the most part changed with every diagonal change, so the result is a very cool zig zag rib. Enjoy!

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ZIG ZAG RIB

Materials Needed:

Size 9 needles
1 skein Debbie Mumm Traditions (148.73 yds/136m) Pine Needles (Noro Kureyon would also be nice for this)
Tapestry needle
Measuring tape

Gauge (not particularly important, but here are the measurements for the first 16 rows and 24 sts):
24sts = 4.5''
16 rows= 3"

Using long-tail method (or other loose cast-on) CO 24 sts.
(Note: If you prefer a wider scarf, simply CO additional stitches in multiples of 4.)

Zig Zag pattern:

Zigging Right (with RS facing)
Row 1: (K2, P2) across
Row 2: (K2, P2) across
Row 3: K1, (P2, K2) across, ending with P2, K1
Row 4: P1, (K2, P2) across, ending with K2, P1
Row 5: (P2, K2) across
Row 6: (P2, K2) across
Row 7: P1, (K2, P2) across, ending with K2, P1
Row 8: K1, (P2, K2) across, ending with P2, K1
Repeat these 8 rows once.

Zagging Left (with RS facing)
Row 9: (K2, P2) across
Row 10: (K2, P2) across
Row 11: P1, (K2, P2) across, ending with K2, P1
Row 12: K1, (P2, K2) across, ending with P2, K1
Row 13: (P2, K2) across
Row 14: (P2, K2) across
Row 15: K1, (P2, K2) across, ending with P2, K1
Row 16: P1, (K2, P2) across, ending with K2, P1
Repeat these 8 rows once.

Repeat Zigging and Zagging until desired length is reached.

5 comments:

  1. Sorry to say that the Flickr photo slideshow on the right is covering a portion of your pattern.

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  2. I think i'll give it a try. Thanks a lot for sharing

    Pakelshysh (find me at ravelry)

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  3. This pattern looks interesting. Tried to print it but only the picture turned out. the pages 2 - 4 2343 blank. Had to write out the pattern. am going to try it as a shawl.

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  4. Anonymous - next time copy, paste doc to Word or other program .....that way you won't have to write it out which can be tedious and you could make a mistake copying....but then again it may help you to retain the pattern!!

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  5. I like this scarf pattern and the colors are super for a male.

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