Welcome to the new blog! Let’s start with a free pattern.
This is the same stitch used in Purl Bee’s Grecian Rib scarf, but the version of the stitch I found in; Mildred Graves Ryan’s, The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery, recommended using two different needle sizes. I found this gives the stitch a much more open feeling and showed off the colours in the yarn beautifully. Do some swatching with various needle sizes and choose the one you like best!
Colourway: Fresco (3690)
Needles: 1 size 8mm AND 1 size 12mm
(1 crochet hook, if you are adding the fringe)
Note: This is knit with one small needle and one large needle
Gauge: 12 sts and 14 rows = 10cm in pattern stitch
Grecian Plait (multiple of 2)
Row 1: *knit the 2nd stitch on the needle and pass over the 1st, knit 1st stitch*, repeat to end
Row 2: purl
With fringe: cut 72 strands, 30cm (12 inches) long – put aside until you are finished
**If you are going to add fringe, I recommend cutting the fringe first, then you can just knit until you run out of yarn.**
Cast 36 stitches onto the larger needle. (Knit first and last stitch of every row.)
With the smaller needle, begin Row 1 as follows: knit 1, *knit 2nd stitch and pass over the 1st stitch, knit 1st stitch*, repeat to last stitch, knit 1
Row 2: knit 1, purl to last stitch, knit 1
Knit to desired length, or until you run out of yarn. Cast off.
If you are adding the fringe, holding 2 strands together and using a crochet hook, attach evenly across each end.
Yarn purchased at Knitomatic.