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How to Knit the Left Slanting Turkish Rib Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the left slanting turkish rib stitch. This rib pattern creates a slanted mesh that is perfect for market bags, blankets, and simple shawls.

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Skill: Experienced
Cast On: Multiples of 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Yarn Over – yo
Purl Reverse – pr
Slip Stitch- sl
Pass Slip Stitch Over – psso

Pattern Instructions:

Prep Row: Knit all stitches
Row 1: P1 *yo, PR; rep from * to last sts, p1
Row 2: K1, *sl 1, k1, psso, yo; rep from * to the last st, k1.

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:
Left Slanting Turkish Rib Stitch Right Side
Example of Left Slanting Turkish Rib Stitch Right Side (click for larger)

Left Slanting Turkish Rib Stitch Wong Side
Example of Left Slanting Turkish Rib Stitch Wrong Side (click for larger)

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Comments

  1. ashveenp

    June 11, 2012

    Hi! Many thanks for this very interesting pattern. Is there a corresponding “right slanting” turkish rib stitch to complement this? I’m thinking I might use this on a shawl, and would need this nice stitch’s counterpart ;-)

    • newstitchaday

      June 11, 2012

       @ashveenp there is. It’ll be out sometime this week.

  2. Alabama_Lizzie

    June 11, 2012

    I love it!  Would it work well for a washcloth?

    • newstitchaday

      June 11, 2012

       @Alabama_Lizzie It could work for a washcloth. But the whole thing will be slanted. It makes a rhombus shape.

  3. BobBeer

    June 12, 2012

    I live in Turkey and have seen this used mostly for little knit bags, sachets etc. How would it work if there were no wrong side (I.e. when knitting in the round)?

    • newstitchaday

      June 12, 2012

       @BobBeer I’ll have to think about that. I think I would get rid of the k1 and p1 at the beginning and end of each row. In row two I think you need to change the k1 to a p1 and move the yo to the beginning of the repeat.
       
      I haven’t tested this but it should be read:
      Prep Row: purl all
      Row 1: *yo, PR; rep from * to end.
      Row 2: *yo, sl 1, p1, psso; rep from * to end.
       
      That may leave it with the wrong side facing out, but you could just turn it inside out.

      • BobBeer

        June 13, 2012

         @newstitchaday Hi – checked this but it didn’t seem right, because the original pattern has purls only on Row 1, which is the WS row. Looked at it a little more and realized that the Row 1 is nothing but a purlside imitation of the RS row. So it’s actually *really* easy: sl 1, k1, psso, yo       ad infinitum.  
         
        We leave off the initial and last  knit stitches.
         
        Also a note – if you do it flat (in a rhombus as Alabama Lizzie noted), it looks a lot better if you slip the first stitch in every row instead of knitting it. The slipped stitch gets worked on the end of the next row as usual. 

  4. OliviaMenesesMoguel

    June 12, 2012

    Great for a top to use on top of a bathing suit. Ty so mucho.