How to Knit the Shadow Rib Stitch

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This video will help you learn how to knit the shadow rib stitch english style. This pattern creates a mock rib pattern that does not pull in like normal ribbing, which makes it great for creating texture on sweaters, scarves, and afghans.

Skill: Beginner

Cast On: Multiples of 3 + 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit – k

Purl – p

Knit Through the Back Loop – k tbl

Pattern:

Row 1 (WS): Knit all sts.

Row 2: P2, *k1 tbl, p2; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Shadow Rib Stitch

Example of the Shadow Rib Stitch

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