Braided Ribbing

Multiple of 5 sts plus 2.

Row 1 (Right side)—P2, * insert needle from back to front between 1st and 2nd sts on left-hand needle and knit the 2nd St, then knit the 1st st and si both sts from needle together; kl, p2; rep from *.

Row 2—K2, * skip 1 st and purl the 2nd st, then purl the skipped st, si both sts from needle together; pi, k2; rep from *.

above: Braided Ribbing below: Variation

VARIATION (See illustration, page 41)

When the plain knitted and purled stitches are placed before the twisted stitches instead of after them, the result is a rounder, tighter, and more highly embossed braided ribbing.

Multiple of 5 sts plus 2.

Row 1 (Right side)—P2, * kl, insert needle from back to front between 1st and 2nd sts on left-hand needle and knit the 2nd st, then knit the 1st st and si both sts from needle together; p2; rep from *. Row 2—K2, * pi, skip 1 st and purl the 2nd st, then purl the skipped st, si both sts from needle together; k2; rep from *.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

left: Reverse Cross-Stitch Ribbing right: Mock Cable Rib In combination

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