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3x3 Ribbing


3x3 rib

3x3 Rib worked over 18 stitches.

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Works on multiples of six stitches.

Knit three, purl three across.

Ribbing can be made in just about any width, including uneven numbers like a 5x2 ribbing, where you would knit five stitches and purl two stitches across the row. These bigger ribs are often used as a motif across a whole garment or knitted article rather than being used just as a hem or cuff like more traditional and smaller ribs are.

Making a blanket or sweater that is all ribbing can give the piece a dramatic and sophisticated look.

Also Known As: Triple ribbing
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