Knitting For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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Standard rib patterns create vertical stripes by alternating a given number of knit stitches with a given number of purl stitches. But who says all ribs have to be the same? Mistake stitch ribbing, which you see in the following figure, is a 2 x 2 rib worked over 1 fewer stitch than required to make it even.

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To create mistake stitch ribbing:

  1. Cast on a multiple of 4 sts, plus 3 sts.

  2. Work every row: * K2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.

  3. Rep for pattern.

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet.

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