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Knitted Rib Border Variations

Instead of the more usual single and double rib edgings you can substitute one of these rib border variations.They are more decorative but may not be as elastic as a conventional knitted rib so do not use them if a close-fitting edge is required.

knitted double border
knitted double border


Double Border.
This border forms a double fabric by knitting every other stitch on one row and slipping the stitch in between. The slipped stitch will be knitted on the next row and the knitted stitch will be slipped.Use it instead of a turned up hem.

Cast on an even numbed of stitches and work as follows:-
Rib Row, *K1,ytf,sl 1 pw,ytb, rep from * to end.
Repeat this row until the required length of border is reached.

slip stitch border
slip stitch border

Slip Stitch Rib.
This 3 x 2 rib has a central slipped stitch running up the 3 knit stitches.
cast on a multiple of 5 stitches.
Row 1,*P2,K1,sl 1pw,K1, rep from * to end.
Row 2,* P3,K2, rep from * to end.

These 2 rows form the rib pattern.

loop stitch rib
loop stitch rib

Loop Stitch Rib.
The yarn is carried across the front of the slipped stitches to form ladders up the rib.The looped yarn must be kept as even as possible for the best effect.
Cast on a multiple of 5sts. + 2 sts.
Row 1, *K2, ytf,sl 3 pw, ytb, rep. from * to last 2 sts. K2.
Row 2, P to end.
These 2 rows form the rib pattern.

crossed rib stitch
crossed rib stitch

Crossed Rib Stitch
Stitches are twisted every 4 rows to form a simple cable effect without the use of a cable needle.
Cast on a multiple of 4 sts.
Row 1, *K2,P2,rep. from * to end.
Row 2, As row 1,
Row 3,Tw2R, ( Twist 2 sts. to the right as follows; K into front of 2nd. st. on left-hand needle but do not let it drop off needle, then knit into front of 1st. st. on left-hand needle and let both sts. drop off together.) P2,rep. from * to end.
Row 4, As row 1.
These 4 rows form the rib pattern.

twisted rib stitch
twisted rib stitch

Twisted Rib Stitch
The stitches are twisted every other row to give a tighter feel to the rib.
Cast on a multiple of 4 sts.
Row 1,(WS) * K2, P2, rep from * to end.
Row 2, *Tw2R ( Twist 2 sts. to the right as follows; K into front of 2nd. st. on left-hand needle but do not let it drop off needle, then knit into front of 1st. st. on left-hand needle and let both sts. drop off together,)P2,rep. from * to end.
These 2 rows from the patter.

cable rib stitch
cable rib stitch

Cable Rib Stitch.
2 stitches are crossed on this rib which means you will have to use a cable needle.
Cast on a multiple of 4 sts. + 2 sts.
Row 1, K to end
Row 2, P to send.
Row 3, * C4B ( cable 4 back as follows: slip the next 2 sts onto a cable needle and hold at back of work. K2,then K2 from cable needle),rep.from * to last st. K1.
Row 4, P to end.
These 4 rows, form the rib pattern.

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