Funny Onion by Susan Ashcroft

Funny Onion

March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in exploded ribbing
US 8 - 5.0 mm
241 - 383 yards (220 - 350 m)
small or large loop (65cm/26" or 80cm/32")
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This pattern is available for €4.00.

Available as part of the CABLE TOWN collection
(5 patterns for 4 euros)

NOTE: Because of the nature of the stitch, the pattern is only charted. If you want extra info about knitting from a chart or have a question, you might be interested in this thread: Chart reading help thread

“Funny onion” is used as a term of endearment in my family and this stitch really reminds me of onions.

(Barbara Walker refers to it as “exploded ribbing”; Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Vol 2: Cables calls it Onion Stitch, and various other names are used on the internet for the same stitch, but for me it’s definitely onions ☺).

It’s fun to knit.

You need to concentrate a bit, but every 2nd round is a “rest round” and it’s fun to see the pattern emerging, so it actually knits up quite quickly.

This is probably not a pattern for beginners, but it’s also not “hard” - just takes a bit of concentration.

Many thanks to maliha for testing.