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How to Knit the Broken Rib Stitch

Knitting has its share of stitches with poetic or funny names — for instance, the broken rib stitch. What’s broken in this broken rib stitch (which is a false rib) is the pattern. Only every other row is actually ribbed, making a broken rib quicker and easier to knit than most ribs. It lies flat and has an interesting, though different, look on each side.

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Follow these steps to work broken rib when you’re knitting flat. Practice with a swatch:

  1. Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches plus 2.

  2. Follow this stitch pattern:

    Row 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

    Row 2: Purl.

    Repeat these 2 rows for the pattern.

Work broken rib in the round:

  1. Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches.

  2. Knit according to this stitch pattern:

    Round 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.

    Round 2: Knit.

    Repeat these 2 rounds for the pattern.

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