Another highly textured pattern can be created with some slipped stitches. It gives a lovely basket weave effect on one side and a slight honeycomb diamond pattern on the reverse.
The pattern is worked over 8 rows. I found it courtesy of knitca.com where it doesn't have a name so I've called it the Basketweave Stitch
The trick with this one is to be very loose when carrying the yarn behind or in front with the 3 slipped stitches.
Row 1 (right side): *p2, k1*, to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2 (wrong side): *k2, p1*, to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3 (right side): p1, *sl 3 wyif, p1, k1, p1*, to last 4 sts, sl 3 wyif, p1.
Row 4 (wrong side): k1, sl 3 wyib, *k1, p1, k1, sl 3 wyib*, to last st, k1.
Row 5 (right side): *p2, k1*, to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 6 (wrong side): *k2, p1*, to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 7 (right side): p1, *p1, k1, p1, sl 3 wyif*, to last 4 sts, p1, k1, p2.
Row 8 (wrong side): k2, p1, k1, *sl 3 wyib, k1, p1, k1*, to last st, k1.
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*
A simple, but nice decorative look in stocking stitch can be achieved by using slip stitches. In this pattern I have worked the slip stitches in 2 out of the 6 rows. In one row the stitches are slipped purlwise, keeping the yarn in front and in the other, the stitches are slipped knitwise with the yarn in the back. It's quick and easy to do. I worked this with an odd number of stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: *P1, S1 pwyib* P1
Row 6: *K1, S1 kwyib* K1
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.