Linked ribs knitting pattern is a bit more difficult than some of the other patterns in this category as you need to use a cable stitch holder. It is a great pattern to start with if you plan on learning to knit some of the more difficult cables as it will give you some practice with the cable needle without getting too overwhelmed.

Skill level: Intermediate

8 Stitch pattern repeat.

Materials and Supplies

You can use any weight yarn along with the appropriate size needles for that particular yarn. A suggestion of needle sizes often is posted on the yarn label (wrapper).

Craft Instructions

Multiple of 8 + 4.

1st row (right side): P4, *k1 p2, k1, p4; rep from * to end.
2nd row: K4, *p1, k2, p1, k4; rep from * to end.
Rep the last 2 rows once more.
5th row: P4, *C2L, C2R, p4; rep from * to end.
6th row: K4, *p4, k4; rep from * to end.
Rep these 6 rows.

C2L = slip next st onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next st from left-hand needle, then knit st from cable needle
C2R = work as C2L but hold at back of work

Knitting Abbreviations:

  • k= knit
  • p=purl
  • rep=repeat
  • st=stitch

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