Broad Rib

What is Broad Rib?

Broad rib is a type of knitting pattern characterized by wide vertical columns or ribs created by alternating knit and purl stitches. The ribs in a broad rib pattern are typically larger and more pronounced compared to other rib patterns, such as 1x1 or 2x2 ribs. Broad ribbing can be used in various garments and accessories to add texture, stretch, and visual interest. It is commonly seen in sweaters, scarves, hats, or cuffs, and can create a flattering and slimming effect when used strategically in garment design.