Reverse Cross Stitch Ribbing and Mock Cable

These two ribbings combine well, because the Mock Cable

Rib tends to be a little flat and the Reverse Cross-Stitch, in high relief, compensates for this and gives the combination more elasticity.


Multiple of 4 sts plus 2.

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

Repeat Rows 1 and 2.


Multiple of 5 sts plus 2.

Rows 1 and 3 (Wrong side)—K2, * p3, k2; rep from *.

Row 4—P2, * skip 2 sts and insert needle knitwise into front of 3rd st, then taking point of needle in front of the 2 skipped sts, past these sts and around to the right, catch yarn and knit; then si the 3rd st off left-hand needle over the 2 skipped sts, taking care not to let the skipped sts comc off with it; k2, p2; rep from *.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

Left Side Knit Rib
Rickrack Ribbing

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