Emily Explains: Torrey’s Rib Pattern

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Spinning Yarns in New Hampshire for a day. I got to know Margot (the owner), Kerri, and Dianna (Margot’s mom!). It was so wonderful! I joined in on their morning class where everyone brought the project they were working on. All of the knitters were helping each other and sharing ideas. It was a day filled with knitting and great conversation! We discussed everything from our favorite yarns and patterns to techniques we found confusing.

Margot and I had fun deciphering one of the new fall patterns, Torrey. The super soft cowl knit in Abode from Booklet #333 has beautiful ribbing that was a bit of a challenge to figure out.


Even I was confused as I first read the steps in each row, but I began to recognize the pattern as I continued knitting. The instructions explained the motions of a familiar stitch pattern. It looked just like a fisherman’s rib I had knit in the past. After speaking with Margot and with the other ladies at the shop, I learned that there are a few different ways to make a rib similar to the one featured in Torrey.

Check out the videos below for two different ways to make this rib. In the first video, I give instructions to help our knitters who are throwers (holding the yarn in their right hands). In the second video, Norah demonstrates the same stitch, but with a different (and easier!) motion, for our knitters who are pickers (holding the yarn in their left hands).

I hope this helps you with your Torrey pattern and your ribbing!

Happy Knitting!


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