Elongated Interrupted Rib

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The Elongated Interrupted Rib stitch pattern is a variation on the traditional Interrupted Rib stitch pattern. This elongated version of the stitch pattern has the ribbing section worked for additional rows, giving the ribbing more definition. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to work the Elongated Interrupted Rib stitch pattern.

To begin, Jen compares her swatch with the conventional Interrupted Rib stitch pattern, showing both the Right Side and Wrong Side of the swatches. She notes the difference in the stitch definition in the two swatches.


Jen continues by working a swatch of the stitch pattern over 13 stitches. The pattern will be worked over a multiple of 2 stitches plus 1 stitch, or an odd number of stitches. She works the rows as follows:

  • Row 1 (RS): *P1, k1; rep from * to last stitch, p1.
  • Row 2 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last stitch, k1.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: Purl all stitches.
  • Row 6: Knit all stitches.

Rep rows 1 – 6 for pattern.


  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • rep: repeat
  • RS: Right Side
  • WS: Wrong Side