We crave something simple but attractive this week. Some subtle texture. How 'bout Basket Rib?
Wouldn't this be perfect for a sock?
There are now 47 stitches on the needle. Remember the 5 garter stitch border stitches on each edge.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, * sl 1 purlwise, k1; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: K1, * yf (move yarn to front as if to purl), sl 1 purlwise, yb (move yarn to back as if preparing to knit), k1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat these 4 rows, 11 times. (44 rows) If you think you'll be short of yarn (or if you're just plain busy or lazy this week) this one would be a good one to knit fewer rows of.....of which to knit fewer rows? :)..... Just finish with Row 4.
Work the separator section:
Knit 6 rows this time decreasing 1 stitch (by knitting 2 stitches together) anywhere in the middle of the last row. (46 stitches total)