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A knit fabric with vertical ridges (ribs) alternating on the face and reverse. Poor boy rib is 2 × 3 or 3 × 1, meaning that there are two wales drawn to the face and three wales drawn to the back of the knit or three and one. The process is further described under rib knits.

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Rib knits

3 x 1 poor boy rib