The Open Chain Ribbing Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #112

Stitch Description

The Open Chain Ribbing Stitch is a great way to add lace elements to a manly scarf. The yarn overs create a chain like motif that also makes for a fabric that is attractive on both sides. Use this pattern for scarves, blankets, or as an accent detail in a sweater.

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Materials Used

Vanna’s Choice

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Addi Lace Click Interchangeable Needle Set

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Purl Through the Back Loop
Knit 2 Together
Yarn Over
Yarn Forward Round Needle

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 2

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 2

  • Row 1 (WS): K2, *p4, k2; rep from * to end
  • Row 2: P2, *k2tog, [yo] twice, sl 1, k1, psso, p2; rep from * to end
  • Row 3: K2, *p1, purl into front of first yo, purl into back of 2nd yo, p1, k2; rep from * to end
  • Row 4: P2, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2tog, yfrn, p2; rep from * to end
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Open Chain Ribbing Right Side

Example of the Open Chain Ribbing Wrong Side

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