It just looks rugged and homey doesn't it? So a nice ribbing looks great, and a nice ribbing continues to look great when rotated a little bit, don't you think? On its side, this 3 by 3 rib reminds me of stacked up firewood. I used a natural fiber here (alpaca) and a thick needle (size 15). It was fast, it requires no pattern at all except to cast on a number divisible by 6 and to knit until you can't knit any longer.