Broken Rib Stitch

What is a Broken Rib Stitch?

Broken rib stitch is a knitting pattern that creates a textured and stretchy fabric with alternating columns of ribbing interrupted by rows of plain or stockinette stitch. It is achieved by alternating knit and purl stitches within the same row or across multiple rows. Broken rib stitch is commonly used in garments, such as sweaters, hats, or scarves, as it provides a combination of stretch, visual interest, and breathability. The texture created by broken rib stitch can vary depending on the number of rows and stitches used, allowing for creative design possibilities.