Sailor's rib

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technique Knits and purls
cast-on stitches 5 + 1
ribbed yes
reversible no

How to knit

Cast on multiple of 5 + 1 stitches

  • Row 1 RS: k1 tbl, (p1, k2, p1, k1 tbl; rep to end)
  • Row 2 WS: p1, (k1, p2, k1, p1; rep to end)
  • Row 3 RS: k1 tbl, (p4, k1 tbl; rep to end)
  • Row 4 WS: p1, (k4, p1; rep to end)

Repeat all rows


  • p: purl
  • k: knit
  • k tbl: knit through the back loop
  • rep: repeat

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