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Triple Rib Afghan

Designed by Kristen Mangus

Unique ribbing pattern makes this afghan special and a ‘must have’ for the upcoming chilly mornings. You will have fun knitting it up in double knit in your favorite colors.


FB – Front Board BB – Back

Board CO – Cast on

EW – E-wrap

Sl – slip stitch St – stitch(es)

Stretchy Basic Bind off-Basic bind off with added wrap


CO 84 Double E-Wrap (2 e-wraps) in the following sequence.

See illustration.

FB: EW- Cast On 4 pegs

BB: Skip pegs 1-2. Cast On 3 pegs

*FB: Cast On 3 pegs

BB: Cast On 3 pegs*

Repeat until 2 pegs remain on front board.

BB: Cast On 4 pegs. Should have 84 pegs cast on.

Note that left beginning of FB will be (4) pegs and the last on the BB will be (4) pegs.
The first and last group of 4 will appear as a group of 3 with the 4th slipped to finish the panel on each side of the knitting board.
There will be 2 empty pegs on the front board & 2 empty pegs on the back. 84 stitches will be cast-on.

*ROW 1:

S1, EW all sts in sequence from one board to the other. TIP: when knitting off in sequence from *FB to BB* you will create a more even knit stitch.

Repeat Row 1 for all rows until the desired length. Sample knit to 330 rows.

Cast off in Stretchy Basic Bind off. Basic bind off with added wrap and knit off creates a more stretchy edge. Use this cast off method for the loom and at Bind On edge.


Using a tapestry needle and matching yarn, sew all three panels together with invisible seam.

Trim and pull in any yarn tails with crochet hook.

Illustration drawing courtesy of Charity Windham

LOOM: 38″ Knitting Loom, set at 1cm spacing. 

YARN: Knit Picks City Tweed Aran/HW, 55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed, 164 yds per skein. Hand Wash, dry flat. (16 skeins used) Color # 24534 Romance.

STITCHES: Double E-wrap.

NOTIONS: Knit hook, crochet hook, tapestry needle for sewing panels together.

SIZE: 38” wide x 57” long

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