ColumnsI created this stitch pattern for the Heidi shawl, as one of the color blocks. It gives a slight ribbing feel, with a structured look. Using only knit and purl stitches, this pattern is 100% beginner friendly. And, it is adaptable to any yarn or needle. Just cast on in sets of 8 + 5 to the desired width.
Using any set of needles, Cast On in sets of 8, +5 (Example: if you cast on 3 sets of 8, then add 5 to the end = 29sts)
Row1: *Knit 5, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1* Repeat from * to * to last 5 stitches, knit 5 Row2: *Purl 5, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1* Repeat from * to * to last 5 stitches, purl 5 Repeat rows 1-2 until the piece is desired length.