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Day 2 : Alternating Broken Rib Knit Stitch : #21daysofbeginnerknitstitches

Welcome to Day 2 of the 21 Days of Beginner Knit Stitches Series:
Alternating Broken Rib Knit Stitch


Video:

Music by Ben Sound


Materials:

Needles: US 9 {5.5mm}
Yarn: Wool of the Andes Bulky, Silver by Knit Picks


Pattern, Knit Flat:

CO in multiples of 2
This is not a reversible stitch, see the photos below
Row 2 = Right side/Front

For my swatch I CO 24 STS

Row 1: *K1, P1*
Row 2: *K*
Row 3: *K1, P1*
Row 4: *K*
Row 5: *K1, P1*
Row 6: *K*
Row 7: *P1, K1*
Row 8: *K*
Row 9: *P1, K1*
Row 10: *K*
Row 11: *P1, K1*
Row 12: *K*
Repeat rows 1-12 until desired length.

If you’re not adding a border, to BO I recommend ending on a row 11 and BO in the row 12 pattern.


My thoughts:

I liked the Alternating Rib Stitch I used for my Super Simple Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern.

So, I decided to switch it up a little bit and make it an Alternating Broken Rib Knit Stitch to add even more texture.

The yarn I’m using is Wool of the Andes by Knit Picks.

It’s called a bulky yarn and they recommend using size 10 needles, I used size 9. I think it’s a little on the thin side for a bulky yarn.

It’s a nice sturdy yarn that’s durable and made to last. It’s not soft and fluffy, it has a nice twist to it, so I don’t think it’ll pill or felt very easily. It’s fairly consistent throughout, not thick and thin, so it has nice stitch definition.

It’s the first yarn I ordered online {many moons ago}.

Bonus… it’s an affordable yarn too! :)


Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat pattern
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
STS – stitches


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Alternating Broken Rib Knit Stitch : Day 2 of the 21 Days of Beginner Knit Stitches : Brome Fields
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