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Tip Tuesday: Mistake Stitch Rib

Looking for a quick and easy textured reversible stitch pattern? Look no further than the Mistake Stitch Rib.

Why “Mistake Stitch”?

Because when you work a K2, P2 rib on a multiple of 4 stitches plus 3, instead of a multiple of 4, you don’t get ribbing, you get a “mistake”.

But oh, what a lovely mistake it is!

Mistake Stitch Rib chart

Mistake Stitch Rib

Worked over a multiple of 4 stitches + 3

All rows: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p`1.

That’s it! Repeat that one row until you’re finished.

What’s It Good For?

Try it in a scarf—no edgings needed! What about a cozy cowl or pair of mittens? Or make a dozen washcloths to give as gifts.

What “mistakes” are you going to make with your knitting?



k: knit

p: purl

rep: repeat

st(s): stitch(es)

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