Learn how to knit the lovely heart rib in the round!

I showed you how to knit the heart ribbing flat a while ago. That post (and the video in particular!) became quite popular, so I figured it would be a good idea to show how to knit the heart ribbing stitch in the round too.

That way you can easily add it to the cuffs when knitting socks, mittens, or cardigans without the hustle to re-think the flat pattern. Or maybe knit a scarf in the round with the heart ribbing stitch pattern. That would make a lovely and warm scarf, with the same pattern on both sides.

How to knit heart ribbing in the round

Cast on in multiples of five.

Foundation: 4 rounds of 3+2 ribbing.
Round 1-4: *P2, K3* repeat *–* until the end of the round

Pattern round 1: *P2, pull up a loop through the knit stitch in the middle, four rows down, K3, pull up a loop through the same stitch once more.* repeat *–* until the end of the round
Pattern round 2: *P2, slip loop purlwise, K3, slip loop purlwise* repeat *–* until the end of the round
Pattern round 3: *P2, slip the loop purlwise, K1, pass the loop over the knit stitch, K1, knit the third knit stitch together with the loop* repeat *–* until the end of the round
Pattern round 4: *P2, K3* repeat *–* until the end of the round

Keep repeating pattern rounds 1 to 4 for as long as you need.

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