Diagonal rib pattern is another pattern that is simple to knit. Despite its simplicity, I haven’t seen it being used very often. This stitch pattern does not have intricate details which makes it perfect for larger projects such as afghans and scarves.
Multiple of 4 sts.
Row 1 and 2: *K2, P2; rep from * to end.
Row 3 (RS): K1, *P2, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts, P2, K1.
Row 4: P1, *K2, P2; rep from * to last 3 sts, K2, P1.
Row 5 and 6: *P2, K2; rep from * to end.
Row 7: repeat Row 4.
Row 8: repeat Row 3.
Repeat Rows 1-8.