By Pamela Becker
Instagram handle: @theladyofjune
Pamela Becker is the maker and designer behind Lady of June Boutique. Pam was inspired to learn to knit upon returning to the US after an overseas deployment with the US Army. She is passionate about making for others and started her handmade business in 2012. In addition to knitting, Pam also enjoys crocheting, reading, and dance fitness.
Inspiration: This is one of my favorite patterns because it combines two of my favorite stitches: seed stitch and rib stitch. This pattern is a beautiful alternative to a traditional rib stitch and can be used on its own in accessories or in place of edge ribbing in a garment.
Tip: One tip I find invaluable when planning out designs is to gather all my materials in one place. I always have stitch markers and a tape measure handy! Another valuable tip is to date and title working designs in my planner. This makes it easier to refer to emerging designs later.
Finished Stitch Block Measurements
8 x 8 inch/20 x 20cm stitch block square, blocked (including garter stitch borders)
Worsted weight yarn
Size 7 (4.5mm) needles
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Seeded Rib stitch pattern
Seeded Rib Pattern (multiple of 4 stitches + 1)
Row 1 (RS): P1, *k3, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K2, p1, *k3, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Stitch Block Instructions
Bottom Garter Stitch Edging
CO 31 sts.
Knit 5 rows.
Row 1 (RS): K3, work Seeded Rib to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Seeded Rib to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep Rows 1-2 until square measures 7½ inches/19cm.
Top Garter Stitch Edging
Knit 5 rows.
BO all sts.