In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit a beautiful version of the Broken Rib stitch, similar to the Mock Rib pattern, that we learned a couple of weeks ago, only easier.
There are many versions of the Broken Rib knitting stitch, but I have to confess that I’m in love with this one: Only one-row and two steps to memorize!
One of the many advantages of this version is that it’s identical on both sides. Furthermore, it doesn’t curl. It is the perfect stitch to knit a women’s and men’s scarf, cowl, sweater, top, wrap, or blanket.
The easy combination of knits and purls gives an elegant texture to it, which makes this Broken Rib stitch, the choice for beginners.
If you want to knit it in the round, it becomes a two-row repeat pattern, also identical on both sides. At the moment, I’m knitting a hat in the round using this stitch, and it couldn’t be more relaxing!
CO: Cast on
BO: Bind off
Broken Rib knitting stitch pattern (flat)
CO multiples of 3; i.e.: 3 * 4 = 12 stitches.
Unique row: *K1, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to the end.
This row creates the pattern. Repeat it until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO each st as it presents (knit the knits and bind off; purl the purls and bind off).
Enjoy the video:
Broken Rib knitting stitch pattern (in the round)
CO multiples of 3 st.
1º round: * K1, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to the end.
2º round: *K2, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to the end.
These two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO each st as it presents.
My favorite, without a doubt! Why? Because they are made of wood (I love the sound, and that they don’t get warm in Summer, nor cold in Winter), also, the quality of the connection between the needle and the cable (the stitches slip effortlessly), and, of course, the design ;D
You can buy different sizes in kits or separately, and also the cables, in all lengths…
And that’s it for today, my little Woollies! I hope you like it and don’t forget to share your work on Instagram or…
Twitter (@sowoolly). I would love to see it!
Hugs and happy knitting,
Carolina – So Woolly