The Medallion Rib Stitch

Stitch Description

The medallion rib stitch consists of horizontal welts bordered by cabled columns. The resulting fabric looks like fancy ladders line up next to each other. This all-over cable pattern is best used in larger projects, where the juxtaposition of horizontal rows and vertical columns can really shine. While the components of this stitch are not complicated, there’s a lot to pay attention to, so it may be a little challenging if you are not super comfortable reading knitting patterns.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
C2B
Cable 2 Back
Sl
Slip stitch
WYIF
With Yarn In Front
WYIB
With Yarn In Back


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 8 + 4

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 8 sts + 4.

  • Row 1 (Right Side): P4, *wyib, sl 2 purlwise, C2B, p4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: K4, *wyif, sl 2 purlwise, purl the 2nd st on left hand needle, then the 1st st, slipping both sts from needle tog, k4; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: Knit.
  • Row 4: Purl.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

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