Tips & Tutorials

Twisted Rib Tutorial

Although a regular rib works perfectly well, I prefer a twisted rib as I feel that it gives a neater finish. It is very easy to do, just one small change:

Instead of knitting into the front of your knit stitches:

You knit into the back:

twistedrib2

Here is the result:

                                   Regular Rib                                                       Twisted Rib

To some extent, which rib you choose to use is a matter of personal preference. However, there are occasions when a twisted rib is ideal as more elasticity is preferred. A good example of this is the MurisKnits “Flowered Mittens” pattern available in my Ravelry & Etsy stores.

Twisted rib mitten.png

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