The Broken Ribbing Stitch is an easy to do Rib Stitch.
This stitch gives an interesting texture produced by fragmenting the rib stitches; it is especially suited as a fabric stitch for sweaters.
Shall we get started..
Cast on any multiple of twelve stitches for your project.
For the first, and the third rows begin by knitting two stitches. Follow this up with a six stitch repeat of purl two, knit four and keep this going until you reach the last four stitches in the row and purl two, knit two.
The second and third rows start with two purl stitches before entering a six stitch repeat of knitting two and then purling six which you should continue across the row until you reach the last four stitches, here knit two then purl two..
The fifth and seventh rows begin by knitting the first stitch, then enter a six stitch repeat of purl four and knit two. Continue repeating this until you reach the last five stitches, and purl four and knit one.
Begin the sixth and eighth rows by purling the first stitch, then keep repeating a knit four, purl two pattern until you reach the last five stitches and knit four, purl one.
Continue repeating rows 1-8 until you have the desired size.
Rows 1 & 3: k2, *p2, k4; repeat from * till last 4 stitches, p2, k2.
Rows 2 & 4: p2, *p2, k4; repeat from * till last 4 stitches, k2, p2.
Row 5 & 7: k1, *p4, k2; repeat from * till last 5 stitches, p4, k1.
Rows 6 & 8: p1, *k4, p2; repeat from * till last 5 stitches, k4, p1,.
Repeat rows 1-8 to desired length.