This is a basic pattern; the knit zigzag ribs on a background of purl occur in dozens of different shapes and sizes. Sometimes the ribs are made of a single stitch instead of two stitches. Sometimes there are only two zigzagging ribs instead of four; sometimes there arc six (three on each side) or eight (four on each side) or more. Sometimes there is a central rib worked vertically straight. Sometimes there are more pattern rows, hence longer zigzags. (See also Fast-Traveling Rib.)
Notes: Back Cross (BC): si 1 st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then pi from dpn. Front Cross (FC): si 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, pi, then k2 from dpn.
Row 1 (Wrong side)—K3, p2, k3, p4, k3, p2, k3. Row 2—(P2, BC) twice, (FC, p2) twice.
Row 3 and all subsequent wrong-side rows—Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts. Row 4—PI, (BC, p2) twice, FC, p2, FC, pi. Row 6—(BC, p2) twice, (p2, FC) twice. Row 8—(FC, p2) twice, (p2, BC) twice. Row 10—PI, (FC, p2) twice, BC, p2, BC, pi. Row 12—(P2, FC) twice, (BC, p2) twice.
Repeat Rows 1-12.
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