The Loose Five Rib Braid Stitch

Stitch Description

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.

Video Tutorial

Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
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 Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 18 Stitches

Stitch Characteristics

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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