Still not ready to tackle those daunting cables? Don’t worry, we understand! Previously, we featured the Eyelet Mock Cable pattern to help ease you into making cables without actually making any. This month we’re featuring another mock cable pattern. This is one is called the Knit Large Eyelet Rib. By yarning over twice on one row, a larger eyelet is created to give your work a more “lacy” look. Follow our steps to learn how to knit large eyelet rib stitches and use this pattern for a great blanket or shawl.
Knit Large Eyelet Rib Stitch Techniques/Skills Used:
- Cast On (CO)
- Knit (k)
- Purl (p)
- Slip one st knitwise, knit one st, pass slipped st over (skpo)
- Yarn Over Needle Twice (yo2)
- Knit 2 sts together (k2tog)
- Repeat (rep)
- Seed Stitch (k1, p1 combination)
- Bind Off (BO)
Knit Large Eyelet Rib Pattern
Multiple of 6 + 2.
Row 1 (RS): *P2, k2tog, yo2, skpo; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2: K2, *p1, knit into first yo, purl into 2nd yo, p1, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: *P2, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 4: K2, *p4, k2; rep from * to end.
Repeat these 4 rows.
Knit Large Eyelet Rib Block Instructions:
With yarn color of choice, CO 35
Note #1: Place a stitch marker between the four border stitches on both sides and the main Large Eyelet Rib stitches in the middle of your work.
Rows 1-6: K1, p1 across all stitches (Seed Stitch).
Row 7 (RS): K1, p1, k1, p1, work Large Eyelet Rib Pattern Row 1 across to last 5 stitches, k1,p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 8: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, work Large Eyelet Rib Pattern Row 2 across to last 4 stitches, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 9: K1, p1, k1, p1, work Large Eyelet Rib Pattern Row 3 across to last 5 stitches, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1..
Row 10: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, work Large Eyelet Rib Pattern Row 4 across to last 4 stitches, p1, k1, p1, k1. .
Repeat rows 7-10 until piece measures approximately 9” in height. Work 6 rows of Seed Stitch and then bind off in Seed Stitch.
Note #2: For our block we cast on 35 stitches to allow for the seed stitch border on each side. The first and last 6 rows of the block are worked in Seed Stitch pattern (k1, p1, all the way across).
On row 7 you will begin the Large Eyelet Rib Stitch Pattern with a Seed Stitch pattern border on either side. Work the first 4 and last 5 stitches in the Seed Stitch pattern. You may find it useful to add stitch markers at each side to separate the border stitches from the Large Eyelet Rib Pattern stitches. (See Note #1)
- Add a stitch marker to separate the Seed Stitch border stitches from the 26 middle Large Eyelet Rib Pattern stitches.