Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sun-Ray Ribbing: A Stitch in Time Retrospective

Sun-Ray Ribbing © Arbour House Publishing
Sun-Ray Ribbing is a very wearable, and easy to knit jumper from Susan Crawford and Jane Waller’s book A Stitch in Time. The garment is a lovely 1930s sweater with the quintessential sun-ray pattern, popular in design and architecture of the period. It closes at the back with two buttons, creating a pretty detail along with the zig-zag finish to the neckline.

Tension Squares © Ingrid Murnane

 Knitted in 4-ply yarn, you are well advised to choose a wool to knit with, as the finished rib is very stretchy and needs a springy yarn to hold it's shape well. Knitting a tension square for size goes without saying, and here's why!

  Sun-Ray Ribbing (detail) © Arbour House Publishing

The A Stitch in Time group on Ravelry held a knit-along last year to make Sun-Ray Ribbing, and there were many, many beautiful jumpers made as a result. Here are photographs of just a couple, and you can see lots more on Ravelry by clicking here.

If you are thinking of knitting a Sun-Ray Ribbing for yourself or somebody else, here is a bit more information from the pattern's Ravelry page, and also the link to the page for A Stitch in Time volume 1 on the knitonthenet shop.

As always, if you do knit one, send us a photograph! We'd love to see your hard work.

Happy knitting
Ingrid x


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