How to Knit the Mock Rib Check Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the mock rib check stitch. This pattern simulates a broken rib by alternating knit stitch and knit one below. It looks similar to brioche but is easier to knit. It creates a fluffy fabric that’s great for warm scarves, blankets, and pillows.

Skill: Easy
Cast On: Multiples of 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit One Below – k1b

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1 (RS): *K1, k1b; rep from * to last two stitches, k2.
Row 2: Rep row 1.
Row 3: Rep row 1.
Row 4: Rep row 1.
Row 5: Rep row 1.
Row 6: Rep row 1.
Row 7: K2, *k1b, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 8: Rep row 7.
Row 9: Rep row 7.
Row 10: Rep row 7.
Row 11: Rep row 7.
Row 12: Rep row 7.

Repeat rows 1 – 12 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Mock Rib Check Stitch right side (click for larger)
Example of the Mock Rib Check Stitch

Example of the Mock Rib Check Stitch wrong side (click for larger)
Example of the Mock Rib Check Stitch wrong side

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