Mock Cable Rib Stitch featured knit with aabhar

Knit with Aabhar – Mock Cable Rib Stitch

Pattern Description

Mock Cable Rib Stitch is one of the easiest mock rib knitting patterns that are ideal for beginner knitters. It’s a complex, intricate, yet elegant-looking pattern that’s easy to knit and isn’t too challenging. Because of the repeating columns of LT (Left Twist) stitches, it gives the knitted fabric a ribbed appearance and texture.

The Mock Cable Rib Stitch knitting pattern creates a fabric that is quite flexible, making it perfect to knit scarves, blankets, or even a pullover.

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
(Multiple of 7) + 2

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

CNCable needle
COCast on
LTLeft Twist
(sl 1 on to CN, hold in front, k1, k1 from CN)
RSRight side
WSWrong side

Special stitches: (making cable stitches without using a cable needle)

LT (Left Twist, also called 1/1 Left Cross (LC))-

Option 1:

  1. Insert the right needle into the back of the second stitch on the left needle and slip it, letting the first stitch drop off the needle towards the front of your work.
  2. Pick up the dropped stitch with the left needle, then transfer the slipped stitch back to the left needle. (The stitches are now twisted.)
  3. Knit these two stitches one by one.

Option 2:

  1. Knit into the back of second stitch on the left needle.
  2. Knit the first stitch.
  3. Slip both the stitches off the left needle together.

Pattern Instructions

CO a (Multiple of 7 sts) + 2 sts. For example, you can cast on (7 x 3) + 2 = 23 stitches to knit a sample swatch.

Row 1 (RS):p2, * LT, k3, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2:k2, * p5, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3:p2, * k1, LT, k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 4:Rep Row 2.
Row 5:p2, * k2, LT, k1, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 6:Rep Row 2.
Row 7:p2, * k3, LT, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 8:Rep Row 2.

Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (8 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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