Stitch Pattern of the Week: Rib Stitch

Rib stitch is a commonly used stitch pattern and there are many different variations of it. Like the seed stitch, rib stitch produces a pattern that is stretchy which makes it great for hats, cuffs, socks, etc. Some examples of the different variations of rib stitch are: 1×1 rib, 2×2, 3×3, 5×2, and so on.

 

Pattern

Skill: easy
Number of stitches depend on type of ribbing.

1×1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts)

Row 1: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of row.
Repeat Row 1 until desired length.

*Knitting in the round: (multiple of 2 sts)
Rd 1:  *K1, P1; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat for all rounds.

2×2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)

Row 1: *K2, P2; rep from * to end of row.
Repeat Row 1 until desired length.

*Knitting in the round: (multiple of 4 sts)
Rd 1:  *K2, P2; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat for all rounds.

5×3 Rib (multiple of 8 sts)

Row 1: *K5, P3; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: *K3, P5; rep from * to end of row.
Repeat Row 1-2 .

*Knitting in the round (multiple of 8 sts)
Rd 1: *K5, P3; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat for all rounds.

 

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