Loose Five Rib Braid Stitch

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.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Knit Stitch
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

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Row Count


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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