Ticklish Ribs

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Ticklish Ribs Pattern


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Knitting: Ticklish Ribs
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • knit in the round
  • pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

Rowan (the model and inspiration) has just about the most ticklish ribs you could ever imagine. He also runs on the cold side and needs layers to keep him cosy. This vest is designed to do just that. It's made from bulky yarn on larger then normal needles to keep the fabric from getting stiff and heavy. The slipped stitches give an added layer to the fabric making it oh so warm and cosy. An asymmetrical neckline and slipped garter stitch hem are the perfect finishing touches. It's designed with 3" / 7.6 cm positive ease - it should be loose fitting and long lasting so pick your size with that in mind.


14 sts and 22 rows = 4" / 10 cm in slipped stitch pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 mnths (3-6 mnths, 6-12 mnths, 12-24 mnths, 2 yrs, 3 yrs, 4 yrs)
  • 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26)" / 50.8 (53.3, 55.9, 58.4, 61, 63.5, 66) cm


  • 110 (125, 140, 155, 170, 190, 210) yards bulky weight wool
  • US #13 / 9mm - either 40 cm circular needle and DPNs, or 100 cm for magic looping
  • US #11 / 8 mm circular needles - any length

You Will Also Need:

  • waste yarn
  • stitch holder
  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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On any given day, Joeli enjoys the roles of mathematician, tech editor, designer, but mostly mom. She grew up in America but is now enjoying life in England with her husband, rambunctious toddler and squirmy baby. She puts up with the wildness though because 1) the boys make awfully cute models and 2) they put up with wearing all the handknits!

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