What is broken rib in knitting?

Is broken rib stitch reversible?

The Broken Rib stitch is a very simple yet rather beautiful Rib Stitch. Unlike the majority of Rib Stitches, the Broken Rib is not reversible – at least not in the sense that you will see the same pattern on both sides of the fabric.

What is the purl stitch?

: a knitting stitch usually made with the yarn at the front of the work by inserting the right needle into the front of a loop on the left needle from the right, catching the yarn with the right needle, and bringing it through to form a new loop — compare knit stitch.

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