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Knit with Aabhar – 3-Stitch Twisted Rib Pattern

Pattern Description

The 3-Stitch Twisted Rib is a rib knitting pattern creating twisted stitches with a type of cable stitch. The ribbed columns are created on a background of reverse stockinette stitches.

It is an intermediate-level knitting pattern that can be a good design option for home decor projects. Unlike conventional rib knitting patterns, it does not shrink much.

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
(Multiple of 5) + 2 stitches

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This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations

CNCable needle
COCast on
st (s)Stitch (es)
RSRight side
WSWrong side

Special stitch:

C3 (Cross – 3) 

  1. Knit into front of 3rd stitch on the left needle.
  2. Knit the 1st stitch in usual way and slip it off left needle.
  3. Knit the 2nd stitch in usual way and slip both 2nd and 3rd stitches off left needle together.

Pattern Instructions

CO (Multiple of 5 stitches) + 2 stitches. For example, you can cast on (5 x 4) + 2 = 22 stitches to knit a sample swatch. 

Row 1 (WS):k2, * p3, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2:p2, * C3, p2; rep from * to end.

Repeat these free knit pattern instructions (2 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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