Not Another Broken Rib by Anja F.
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Not Another Broken Rib

by Anja F.
Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
219 - 328 yards (200 - 300 m)
adjustable
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Here comes another addition to your collection of not-quite-vanilla-but-still-rather-mindless sock patterns! Not Another Broken Rib features (surprise!) a broken rib pattern. If you liked Hermiones Socks or Blueberry Waffle Socks or other patterns along those lines then you’ll like this one just as well! The repeat is easy to memorise and easy to read in your knitting. The soothing rhythm of knitting and purling makes these fly off your needles! Due to the nature of ribbed patterns, the resulting sock is nice and stretchy - in case you worry about fit or are knitting for someone else.

The pattern features instructions both for cuff down and toe up construction. You can choose whichever technique you prefer – the pattern works on DPNs, long circs, short circs or what have you.

The instructions do assume that you are familiar to sock construction and can choose a fitting toe and heel on your own. The texture stitch pattern is easily incorporated into any modification you like. With a multiple of four stitches you also have many possibilities for size adjustments. My test knitters made socks even in 8-ply/DK weight sock yarn!
Just in case you wish for a bit of support when it comes to toes and heels, I include a few links to pages /patterns that I found helpful – but no guarantees!

Choose a needle size you’re comfortable with. Yardage varies with size. When using 4ply/Fingering weight yarn, 70g should be enough for up to medium large socks. To achieve the best effect for a textured pattern like this I recommend the use of semisolid/tonal/slightly speckled yarns with good stitch definition.

Feel free to contact me with any issues or questions – I am happy to help wherever I can :)

Helpful Links

Heels by Number - for heel flap and gusset construction
How to kitchener your toes with no ears