Rioban by Susanna IC


September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1485 yards (1358 m)
47” / 119 cm wide and 56”/ 142 cm long, blocked
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Rioban, meaning ‘ribbon’, is a cozy throw featuring beautiful flowing cable motifs. The blanket is worked in one piece, end-to- end, without the need for complicated center grafting. Narrow columns of eyelets are placed in between the cable sections for additional texture and drape.

The long edges are bordered with simple cables and garter stitch, while the short edges are anchored by deep ribbing. This variety of differently textured stitches mixed with cables and a touch of lace makes Rioban an interesting and fun-to-knit project.

Rioban can be easily resized into a stole or a scarf just by changing the number of repeats worked. Of course, it can be also easily enlarged into a full-size blanket.

Miss Babs Yowza (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 560 yd/8 oz (512m/225g) skeins) 3 skeins, shown in Dark Parchment.
Or 1485 yards/1358 meters of light worsted weight yarn.
For best results when working with hand dyed yarns we strongly suggest alternating skeins of the same color throughout your project.

Finished Measurements
47” / 119 cm wide and 56”/ 142 cm long, blocked

US 8 5.00 mm circular needle or size to obtain gauge?US 9 5.50 mm needle (for cast on and bind off only) or size larger than needle that obtained gauge

Blocked: 22 Stitches x 30 Rows = 4”/10 cm in pattern stitch on US 8 5.00 mm needles
Unblocked: 26 Stitches x 34 Rows = 4”/10 cm in pattern stitch on US 8 5.00 mm needles
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.

Cable needle
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

June 5, 2020 - error found in the row-by-row written directions: all WS rows should read “to final 13 sts”, not 14. This affects only the written directions, the chart is correct.

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