Knitted ribs lend themselves nicely to smocking. A few rhythmically placed wraps or crossings turn an unwavering vertical stitch pattern into something mysteriously textural. The stitch used in these socks isn’t the traditional knitted technique for smocking in which you literally wrap the working yarn around a group of stitches. Instead the smocked effect is created by cabling one stitch over five.
Free Pattern: Knit Fisherman Ribbed Hipster Hat
One day (like, back in December-when-it-was-still-cold one day), as I was trawling across Pinterest like I do, I came across this pin: The caption of the pin read: “DIY Incredible Knitted Mus…