How to Knit the Broken Rib Stitch

I love to knit projects that have loads of texture without super complex pattern repeats. The broken rib stitch is a super easy 2 row repeat that produces the most wonderfully textured piece of knitting that can be incorporated into blankets and scarves, either as one large block of it, or by breaking it up into stripes and combining it with garter or stockinette stitch.

The broken rib stitch is a beginner friendly stitch, and if you need more than a written pattern to help you visualise the stitches then I've popped a link to the video tutorial below.

Stitches Used

  • k - knit
  • p - purl

Written Pattern

  • Foundation Row: Cast on an ODD number of stitches.
  • Row 1: k all stitches
  • Row 2: *k1,p1* repeat from *to* until end of row.
  • Rest of Project: Repeat rows 1&2 until project is desired size.
  • Final Row: Cast off  in pattern on a Row 2 repeat

Video Tutorial

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