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Loose Five Rib Braid Stitch

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About This Stitch Pattern

The Loose Five Rib Braid Cable stitch is beautiful aran cable pattern. Consisting of five braided ribs, this panel stitch can work on its own in a scarf, or as an accent around a shawl collar. It can also be paired with other cable patterns to create aran blankets and sweaters.

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial





Techniques Used in this Stitch

K”]Knit Stitch

P”]Purl Stitch

3/2 LPC”]3 over 2 Left Purl Cross (T5L – Twist 5 Left)
 – Slip 3 sts to cn and hold in front, p2, k3 from cn.

3/2 RPC”]3 over 2 Right Purl Cross (T5R – Twist 5 Right)
 – Slip 2 st to cn and hold in back, k3, p2 from cn.

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level

Intermediate

Row Repeat

8

Stitch Repeat

Panel of 18 Stitches

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel of 18 Stitches

  • Row 1 (WS): K2, (p2, k1) 4 times, p2, k2
  • Row 2: P2, (k2, p1) 4 times, k2, p2
  • Row 3: K2, (p2, k1) 4 times, p2, k2
  • Row 4: P2, k2, (p1, 3/2 LPC) twice, p2
  • Row 5: K2, (p2, k1) 4 times, p2, k2
  • Row 6: P2, (k2, p1) 4 times, k2, p2
  • Row 7: K2, (p2, k1) 4 times, p2, k2
  • Row 8: P2, (3/2 RPC, p1) twice, k2, p2

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

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