Knotted Rib and Broad Spiral

These two ribbing patterns combine handsomely. The Knotted Rib is tight, whereas the Broad Spiral Rib projects from the fabric in a series of rounded columns with the stitches spiraling around them to the right. Either pattern, or a combination of them, is very good for heavy, fancy cable sweaters full of texture interest.

Knotted Rib
above, left: Knotted Rib above, right: Broad Spiral Rib below: In combination


Multiple of 3 sts plus 2.

Row 1 (Right side)—P2, * knit into front and back of next st, p2; rep from *.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2.


Multiple of 6 sts plus 2.

Rows 1 and 3 (Wrong side)—K2, * p4, k2; rep from *.

Row 2—P2, * (k2 tog but do not si from needle; insert right-hand needle between the sts just knitted together, and knit the first st again; then si both sts from needle together) twice; p2; rep from *.

Row 4—P2, * kl, k2 tog and knit 1st st again as before; kl, p2; rep from *.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

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