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How to Knit the Bluebell Rib Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the bluebell rib stitch. This lace knitting pattern creates vertical rows of stitches that look like bluebell flowers stacked on top of each other. It’s a great pattern to use as an accent on a sleeve or to use all over a a blanket or pillow.

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiples of 5 + 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit Two Together – k2tog
Slip Stitch – sl st
Pass Slip Stitch Over – psso
Yarn Over – yo

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: P2, *k3, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K2, *p3, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: rep row 1.
Row 4: rep row 2.
Row 5: P2, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 6: K2, *p3, k2; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1 – 6 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Bluebell Rib Stitch close up right side
Example of the Bluebell Rib Stitch right side close up (click for larger)

Example of the Bluebell Rib Stitch close up wrong side
Example of the Bluebell Rib Stitch wrong side close up (click for larger)

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Comments

  1. MAnne

    April 27, 2012

    I love the video tutorials but some of the instructions I cannot read easily due to colour choice eg. light blue on white or white on light colours.  I like the row instructions being in the screen instead of having to scroll down when the video is playing
    Also, at the top of the video screen where the row instructions are placed, they are partly under the black ‘how to knit’ line.
     
    I do not know if you received my last posting where I asked that the back of every batch be shown at the bottom, as this is for me educational in allowing me to decide if it is the correct one for the garment that I will use it in instead of having to make up a swatch then decide it is not the correct stitch for me to use in what I was going to knit.

    • newstitchaday

      April 27, 2012

       @MAnne I’ve changed the blue to be a little darker for future videos. The black bar will go away if you move your cursor off the video window.I did get your last comment. I usually only include a photo of the back of the swatch if I think it’s interesting. However you are not the only person to request this so I’m trying to remember to take photos of the back of the swatch too. I just posted the wrong side of this stitch. I can do this going forward, but it will be a while before I go back and reknit older stitches.

      • MAnne

        April 28, 2012

         @newstitchaday Thank you for your quick reply.
        I  thought you choosing not to show the back of the swatch was for that reason but it would still be a help, so thanks.

  2. Jackyd

    May 31, 2012

    Hi, just rec’d my first newsletter and just love it – all my knitting (I’m age 83) now is of the charitable type – shawls and aphgans for Hospice and hats/scarves for area Head Start (and similar groups) children – therefore I am always seeking out stitch patterns and  if this newsletter is typical of your norm, I am so delighted I found you – keep up the good work and I will do so, thanks to sites such as yours – Jacky D.