Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Morning Knit Wit ~ Rice Stitch

Good Morning!

This week's stitch of the week is Rice Stitch - I love the texture of this stitch!  It is simple but looks intricate and it is very thick to give warmth.  

Here is the pattern - Just 2 repeating rows!

Row 1: (right side) P1, *(KB1, P1) Rep to end
Row 2: Knit

Repeat these 2 rows

I made a 8 inch square that will be sewn into a blanket for the Linus Project in our local area with this pattern. It took only a half hour to knit up and it is very rewarding knowing that it will be part of a blanket that will provide comfort to a child that is ill. 

I had been looking for a knitting group to join for quite some time and I finally found one close to home and one that has the most amazing women!  If you are local, just check out Woolhaven Yarn and Fiber Shop in Remsen NY.  Every Thursday evening from 6 - 9 pm, the world stops and the gals get together to knit but most importantly to discuss every topic imaginable in those few hours.  I've only been going for a few short weeks, but I have already learned great knitting tips and most importantly gathered some wonderful new friends!  Our Linus Project donation is part of this group and I can't wait to see the finished blanket!

Last weeks poll  Do You Knit European Style or American Style? only had 4 responses, so the results may not be to accurate - but here goes:  75% knit American Style and 25% European Style.  I'm in the European group - I always knew I was the odd-ball. 
This week's Poll: What type of knitting needles do you prefer? Alumnum, Bamboo, Plastic, Other

Next week's stitch is the Linen Stitch and I'm making a simple scarf that will look as if it were hand woven with a very homespun look and feel.
Until then~  Keep your needles clicking!


Gigi said...

Hi Valerie,
Love the rice stitch - what is KB1 mean - I am new to knitting. Thanks for all of the great ideas!

Valerie said...

Hi Gigi
KB1 means Knit in the Back of stitch. So instead of inserting the right needle into the front of the stitch on the left needle, insert the right needle into the back of the right needle to knit.

Thanks for stopping by!