Most of us prefer knitting to purling. After all, there’s a reason we don’t call ourselves “purlers,” right? You’ll probably put up with purling for the sake of a good pattern, but with our No-Purl Ribbed Blanket, you don’t have to!
With a simple 2-row repeat of knit and slip stitches, the No-Purl Ribbed Blanket pattern is made for momentum. The rows swiftly multiply, forming a deep, plush texture known as a Cartridge Belt Rib. Extend your laid back summer mindset with this pattern that takes minimal effort with maximal outcome.
We knit up our blanket in Season Alpaca, 100% baby alpaca classically plied into a sportweight. It’s an exceptional yarn with a downy feel and comforting heft that only needs an elegant, straightforward pattern to shine. So, if lofty ribs are your cup of tea but purling isn’t, take it easy with our No-Purl Ribbed Blanket!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
- 8 (16) skeins of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% baby alpaca. We used Heirloom White.
- US 4, 32-, 40-, or 47-inch circular needles
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Crib Size (Throw Size)
Finished Dimensions: 32 inches wide x 40 inches long (42 inches wide x 55 inches long)
Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.
This stitch pattern is worked over a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches.
Cast on 255 (335) stitches.
Row 1 (wrong side): K3, *slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), k3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2 (right side): K1, *slip 1 wyif, k3, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyif, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 40 (55) inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 1.
Bind Off (right side): K1, *p1, slip first stitch over, [k1, slip first stitch over] 3 times, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip first stitch over, k1, slip first stitch over.
Weave in ends and block as desired.