Stupid question? What is mock rib?

hallo!

my name ist elke from germany, born 1976.

I want to knit a Shrug in “mock rib” pattern.

I can’t found what mock rib is.

Can anybody explain it?

I don’t know

Bye elke

Welcome!

Mock rib is a stitch pattern that resembles ribbing but doesn’t have the stretch or pulling-in nature of ribbing. There are different types, usually with one row being knit or ribbed across and the other using a k1, slip 1 pattern.
The pattern should tell you which one is used.