Braided rib

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Info

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technique Twisted and cross cable stitches
cast-on stitches 5 + 2
ribbed yes
reversible no

How to knit

Cast on multiple of 5 + 2 stitches

  • Row 1 WS: (k2, p3; rep to last 2 sts), k2
  • Row 2 RS: p2, (rt, k1, p2; rep to end)
  • Row 3 WS: (k2, p3; rep to last 2 sts), k2
  • Row 4 RS: p2, (k1, lt, p2; rep to end)

Repeat all rows

Notes

  • k: knit
  • sts: stitches
  • lt: left twist - Skip the first stitch. Knit the second stitch through the back loop. Knit the first (skipped) stitch normally. Slide both stitches off the needle.
  • rep: repeat
  • p: purl
  • rt: right twist - Knit 2 together leaving stitches on the needle. Knit the first stitch again. Slide both stitches off the left needle.

braided rib chart thumbnail Charted instructions