Puffed Rib Knitting Stitch

how to knit the puffed rib stitch

The Puffed Rib stitch has nice dimension to it and is not too difficult. It is stitched with a series of knit and purl stitches along with yarn over increases and purl 3 together decreases.

Skill level: Intermediate; 5 Stitch pattern repeat.

Knitting abbreviations:

  • yon = yarn over needle (increase)
  • yfrn = yarn forward round needle (increase)
  • tog = together

Multiple of 3 + 2 on 1st row, but 5 + 2 on subsequent rows.
Note: Stitches should only be counted after the 4th row.
1st row (right side): P2, *yon, k1, yfrn, p2; rep from * to end.
2nd row: K2, *p3,  k2; rep from * to end.
3rd row: P2, *k3, p2; rep from * to end.
4th row: K2, *p3tog, k2; rep from * to end.
Rep these 4 rows.

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