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Interrupted Rib Stitch

Example of the Interrupted Rib Knitting Stitch Pattern

About This Stitch Pattern

The Interrupted Rib Stitch is a really simple knit and purl stitch. By alternating these two stitches, a multitude of textures and patterns can be created. This one has a similar look to traditional 1×1 ribbing, but has subtle differences to make it unique. It’s a great choice for blankets, bags, and pillows.

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Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Row 1 (RS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end
  • Row 2: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end
  • Row 3: Purl
  • Row 4: Knit

Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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