Traveling Rib Tie by Ann Budd

Traveling Rib Tie

May 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
146 yards (134 m)
About 54½ (138.5 cm) long and 2¾”(7 cm) at widest point.
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This pattern is available for free.

Pattern Description for “I experimented with how a rib might ‘travel’ to shape the wide end of this tie. To keep the ribs tight and tidy, I worked the single purl stitch between the ribs through the back loop on wrong-side rows.”

Finished Size: About 54½ (138.5 cm) long and 2¾”(7 cm) at widest point.

Yarn: K1C2 Richesse et Soie (65% cashmere, 35% silk; 146 yd 133 m/25 g): #9521 moss, 1 ball.

Needles: Size 1 (2.25 mm).

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 36 sts and 50 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Note: This pattern originally appeared in a collection of 6 different tie patterns entitled “All Tied Up” designed by the following:

  • Mary Jane Mucklestone
  • Ive Bigelow
  • Susan Sternlieb
  • Leigh Radford
  • Ann Budd
  • Pam Allen

Photos of these projects are on page 83 of Interweave Knits, Fall 2004. The patterns are NOT in the magazine, however. Readers are instructed to find instructions for these socks on the website or send a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to All Tied Up, 201 East 4th St., Loveland, CO 80537. This collection of patterns is currently available for free at