I chose to knit plain stocking stitch in the centre of the topper but they would look great knit
completely in two by two rib.
||Easy for knitters with experience using their ribber.
||Chunky machine with ribber; knit on a Brother KH260 with ribber
||Bernat Softee Chunky. I used two 50 gram balls. Ball band reads 15 sts and 20 rows to 10 cm (4
ins) with 6mm needles (not to be confused with the new improved thicker Bernat Softee Chunky that has 11 sts to
||Needs to stretch to 15 inches or adapt to size needed
||I used Tension 4/4 for rib and T7 for stocking stitch. I get 16 sts and 22 rows to 4 inches over
stocking stitch. I tried T8 but found the carriage harder to move.
||Finished depth 6 inches or whatever is needed.
Please check your manual for the procedure for a 2 x 2 rib.
Cast on 25-0-25 for 2 x 2 rib and rib 10 rows at T4/4.
Transfer ribber sts to main bed, 'drop' ribber, remove connecting ribber arm and insert sinker plate assembly.
Knit 16 to 20 rows of stocking stitch at T7
Remove sinker plate. Bring up ribber and attach connecting ribber arm.
Trf stitches for 2 x2 rib
T4/4 - knit 10 rows.
Cast off loosely. I found it easier to take this yarn off on waste yarn and cast off the stitches by hand.
This pattern was first published in Machine Knitting Monthly magazine, May 2016