Knit the Broken Mock Rib stitch pattern

Get creative with this beautiful mock rib stitch! Read on for the pattern…

Broken Mock Rib stitch pattern

Feeling uninspired by basic rib stitches? This Broken Mock Rib, with its clever use of slipped stitches, is a fancy take on a classic! Plus it’s easy to knit – a great choice for beginners looking to try something new. If you’re planning to use it for hems or cuffs, first check that it has the amount of stretch you want by knitting a swatch.

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Broken Mock Rib

Note Slip sts purlwise with yarn at WS of work.

Cast on a multiple of 6 sts plus 3 sts. (Try 45 sts.)

Foundation row K1, P1, *K2, P1; rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 1 (RS) K1, sl1, *K2, sl1; rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 2 K1, P1, *K2, P1; rep from * to last st, K1.

Rows 3 & 4 As Rows 1 & 2.

Row 5 K1, sl1, *K5, sl1; rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 6 K1, P1, *K5, P1; rep from * to last st, K1.

Rows 7 & 8 As Rows 5 & 6.

Rows 9-12 Rep Rows 1 & 2 twice.

Row 13 K4, sl1, *K5, sl1; rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Row 14 K4, P1, *K5, P1; rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Rows 15 & 16 As Rows 13 & 14.

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Rep Rows 1-16 to form the pattern.