I found this very neat rib stitch which is easy to work and is knitting up beautifully into a scarf for John. The interesting thing is that there are no purl stitches, just knit stitches and slipping stitches purlwise with the yarn in front. You really have to resist the urge to purl!
It's called the Cartridge Belt Rib and is worked over a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches.
Row 1: K3 * slip 1 wyif, K3 *
Row 2: K1 *slip 1 wyif, K3 - repeat until last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyif, K1
This little pink neck scarf has a loop and is fully reversible. Just the thing for a granddaughter who is mad keen on anything pink. Worked in garter stitch, seed stitch and something known by a couple of names - the mock rib stitch or the checkmark rib stitch this is a quick knit. If you are wondering how to do the mock rib stitch it is just a 2 row repeat:
Row 1: K1, *P1 K1*
Row 2: P1, *Slip 1 (purlwise), P1*
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.