The Sentinels, formidable ktbl stitches, kept a firm control over the knit and purl rib.
One day the rib stitches could take no more and after a fierce battle with the Sentinels, made a bid for freedom.
Their victory was short-lived. The Sentinels quelled the rebellion and bought the rib stitches back under their control.
This epic saga is retold in The Ribellion Cable. Now you too can relive the battle everytime you knit the pattern, and with each row, remember the bravery of the oppressed rib stitches.
The Ribellion Cable
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
ktbl – knit through back loop
ptbl – purl through back loop
CR6b – sl next 2 sts to cable needle, hold at back of work, p2, k2 on left needle, ktbl2 on cable needle
CR6f – sl next 4 sts to cable needle, hold at front of work, ktbl2 on left needle, k2, p2 on cable needle
CR6B – sl next 4 sts to cable needle, hold at back, ktbl2 from left needle, p2, k2 from cable needle
CR6F – sl next 2 sts to cable needle, hold at front, k2, p2 from left needle, ktbl2 from cable needle
Cast on 24 sts.
Row 1: P5, ktbl2, (p2, k2) twice, p2, ktbl2, p5.
Row 2: K5, ptbl2, (k2, p2) twice, k2, ptbl2, k5.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 three more times.
Row 9: P5, CR6B, p2, CR6F, p5.
Row 10: K7, p2, ptbl2, k2, ptbl2, p2, k7.
Row 11: P7, k2, ktbl2, p2, ktbl2, k2, p7.
Repeat rows 10 & 11 once more, then row 10 again.
Row 15: P5, CR6b, p2, Cr6f, p5.
Row 16: As row 2.
These 16 rows form the pattern.
© Shana Rae 2016