Rippenschal - My Favourite Ribbed Scarf by Margarete Dolff
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Rippenschal - My Favourite Ribbed Scarf

October 2008
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
436 yards (399 m)
adaptable size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The scarf may be knit in any suitable yarn to any length.

Size of scarf shown is 15cm x 200cm, made of 4 skeins Nimbus no 413, 400m total.

The pattern is charted for CO 40 sts and CO 60 sts.

It is highly adaptable, originally meant for the men in my life. As it is doable on 40sts only, you can make one for children as well.

Dec 2, 2014:
One repetitive question is that about the “cross” term.
That is why I will explain my kind of pattern writing here:

So the one thing that might be unusual for beginning chart readers here is that the “cables” are done with knit sts and purl sts. That is why they are called crossed sts as cables refer -at least within the conventions of knitting- to crossed knit only sts, that are repeatedly crossed at the same place again.

So for a 2 over 2 to the right you put the next 2 sts ( 1 knit st and 1 purl st, if you want with the help of a cable needle) to the back, work the next 2 sts on the left needle as given (k1 p1) and then work those stitches from that cable needle.

For a 2 over 2 to the left you put the next 2 sts to the front, work 2 sts from left needle, then those that have been hold at the front of the work.

I highlighted every other “2over2” in colours to help with reading the charts.
Now you might see what you get from project images that one after the other five crossings are created at one side of the scarf and together they travel to the center.
Then another five crossings are created on the opposite side and travel to the center.
When they “meet”, one set of the 5 crossings will continue its travelling direction and so the other set of 5 crossings will be “eaten” one by one.
When the next sets meet it is just the other set that will start to “eat”.

Hope this helps.

Margret Dolff

Oct 3, 2013: I checked the English version and re-activated it today.
Please, help me with any errata you find.

Above all, enjoy making it!

… and post projects or talk about it? …

Nov 13, 2013: Maria José has been extremely kind and offered me her Spanish translation.

So I can now proudly present the download version to you Spanish speaking knitters in order to enjoy the pattern as others do.

If any errata are found in the Spanish Translation, please tell Maria José and me to fix it. (But I doubt I will hear from you. I can only read Spanish, but think the translation is fine:-))

Take care though:
File size in Spanish is huge(4,5 MB)
English version only needs 450KB.

Please, let me participate and show me your projects.