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sewinhotmama23
02-08-2007, 11:08 PM
Hi,
I want to do this pattern for myself.. but can someone tell me what broken rib pattern is??
Thanks

Arielluria
02-08-2007, 11:19 PM
I found this (below) at Lion Brand (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60353A.html). I hope this helps. Is that the item you are knitting? It's very snuggly-looking.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Broken Rib
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: * K 3, purl 2, rep from *.
Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Open Stitch
Row 1: K1, * yarn over, knit 2 together, rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Row 1.

NOTES:

When increasing, be sure to incorporate new sts into pattern as established.

Ingrid
02-08-2007, 11:49 PM
A broken rib usually has you work the right side in ribbing--whatever pattern you like, and purl or knit across the back.

Arielluria
02-09-2007, 05:10 PM
:?? I can't picture that, but maybe there's a video.

Ingrid
02-09-2007, 05:21 PM
Basically you rib on one side and work without ribbing on the other.

Arielluria
02-09-2007, 05:30 PM
I get it, just purl the other side like regular, instead of k1, p1?

Hm.......I wonder what that would look like, I'll have to try a swatch tonight. Does it make the ribbing less elastic though?

simplethings
02-09-2007, 07:31 PM
here's a picture of something i was working on in broken rib:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/110/303062192_8176bb349c.jpg

for that piece the pattern went something like:

Row1: k3, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k3
Row 2: knit across

it didn't really "curl" ... but it DID have strange folding action:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/114/305291938_117f1b682a_m.jpg
from the front


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/102/305294182_04b0f4cd2d_m.jpg
from the back

people suggested that i block it... but, on a recent airplane trip the needles and yarn were confiscated. =(

Arielluria
02-09-2007, 07:35 PM
people suggested that i block it... but, on a recent airplane trip the needles and yarn were confiscated. =( :tap: What?!?!? National security has gone toooo far!!!!!!!!!!! Did you get them back?!? :!!!:

Arielluria
02-09-2007, 07:37 PM
for that piece the pattern went something like:

Row1: k3, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k3
Row 2: knit acrossOK, here's a stupid newbie question :oops: Would it matter if row 2 is purled instead of knitted?

Ingrid
02-09-2007, 07:45 PM
I believe you can do it either way. It's less stretchy, but stays flattened out more. It can be very pretty.

simplethings
02-09-2007, 07:52 PM
:tap: What?!?!? National security has gone toooo far!!!!!!!!!!! Did you get them back?!? :!!!:

it was on an international trip. :pout: i guess different countries have different rules of what is allowed on the plane.
they said my needles were considered sharp pointed objects and that my yarn was considered a rope. :shock:

Aquaria
02-09-2007, 08:02 PM
:tap: What?!?!? National security has gone toooo far!!!!!!!!!!! Did you get them back?!? :!!!:

it was on an international trip. :pout: i guess different countries have different rules of what is allowed on the plane.
they said my needles were considered sharp pointed objects and that my yarn was considered a rope. :shock:

Those people are outrageous! :!!!:
When was the last time you've seen people stab another person with knitting needles and tie people with yarns? :-x We wouldn't even like WASTE our yarns simply just to tie people up! :!!!:

Arielluria
02-09-2007, 08:11 PM
Those people are outrageous! :!!!:
When was the last time you've seen people stab another person with knitting needles and tie people with yarns? :-x We wouldn't even like WASTE our yarns simply just to tie people up! :!!!:The only time I have ever seen anyone stabbed by knitting needles was on Foul Play! LOL! Now that I'm a knitter I can relate! :D
http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/60/231760_thumb.jpg
"I stabbed him with the needles"
"Ah, narcotics eh?"
"No, knitting!" :teehee: