Single Aran Rib Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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The Single Aran Rib Pattern is an understated yet elegant rib stitch pattern. The travelling, single stitch is an Aran knit classic.

As a matter of fact, this is one of those patterns you can have a lot of fun with. For instance, it is a great stitch pattern you can combine with other lace and cable patterns.

In addition, you can play around with the stitches and add more knit stitches between each rib. Alternatively, you can add one or more purl stitches on either side of the travelling rib. The variations are almost endless.

In fact, this is a great pattern to start with if you want to try out using a cable needle. The simplicity of the “cable” makes it very easy to learn the basics of using a cable needle.

Not only is this an excellent pattern to use on sweaters, but it also lends itself well to be used for afghan squares, cowls, etc.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed For Single Aran Rib Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                              Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                            Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                              Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                            Purl Stitch English Style

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

Cr2L                                           slip 1 st on to cable needle at front, p1, k1 tbl from cable needle

Cr2R                                           slip 1 st on to cable needle at back, k1 tbl, p1 from cable needle

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 7 sts plus 4

Row 1 (RS): * K4, Cr2L, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4

Row 2: P4. * k1, p1 tbl, k1, p4; rep from * to end

Row 3: * K4, p1, Cr2L; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4

Row 4: P4, *p1 tbl, k2, p4; rep from * to end

Row 5: * K4, p1, Cr2R; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4

Row 6: P4. * k1, p1 tbl, k1, p4; rep from * to end

Row 7: * K4, Cr2R, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4

Row 8: P4, * k2, p1 tbl, p4: rep from * to end

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until the desired length is reached. 

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