The next steps on the Sweater Sampler are a twisted k1p1 rib and a k2p2 rib to demonstrate how an increase in the number of k’s and p’s in a rib increases the snugness factor. I’ve seen this to great effect on socks. I really like a k3p1 there.
Then there’s the addition of different color stripe. Here’s where I get to add the purple.
I learned something that should be intuitively obvious, but I didn’t know, having never done stripes on ribs before: knit a solid row without rib at each color change to keep the color addition smooth.
I love this green and purple combination. Actually I’m using it quite a lot in my house right now and I learned yesterday that it’s one of the new hot color combinations for this fall in decorating. I seem to be a bit ahead of the home fashion trends this year.