Knitting For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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Twisted rib and garter stitch (see the following figure) consists of two stitch patterns that you’re likely already familiar with: 1 x 1 rib and garter stitch. The difference is that in the ribbed section presented here, you work the knit columns on the right and wrong sides of the fabric with twisted stitches for a sharp, crisp look.


To create the twisted rib and garter stitch:

  1. Cast on a multiple of 10 sts, plus 5 sts.

  2. Rows 1, 3, and 5 (RS): K5, * (k1tbl, p1) twice, k1tbl, k5; rep from * to end of row.

  3. Rows 2, 4, and 6: K5, * (p1tbl, k1) twice, p1tbl, k5; rep from * to end of row.

  4. Rows 7, 9, and 11: (K1tbl, p1) twice, k1tbl, * k5, (k1tbl, p1) twice, k1tbl; rep from * to end of row.

  5. Rows 8, 10, and 12: (P1tbl, k1) twice, p1tbl, * k5, (p1tbl, k1) twice, p1tbl; rep from * to end of row.

  6. Rep Rows 1–12 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 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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