The Broken Rib Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #165

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the broken rib stitch. This is a variation of the rib stitch. it is great for hand bags, beanies, and scarfs.

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Row 1 (RS): Knit
  • Row 2: K1 *p1, k1; rep from * to end
  • Repeat these 2 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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