Rickrack Rib Stitch

The Rickrack Rib stitch is a knit stitch which produces a zigzag effect thus allowing it to stand out from most other knit stitches. This stitch is classified as a rib stitch and is very stretchy, like other stitches in this family. Because of its elasticity, the Rickrack Rib stitch is suitable for many knit projects but is most commonly used on edgings.

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Rickrack Rib Stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate

Knitting Flat
Multiple of 3 sts + 1

Row 1: p1, *k tbl of second stitch on the left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then k the first stitch, slide both stitches off needle, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: k1, *purl into the second stitch on the left needle (leaving that stitch on the needle), purl the first stitch, slide both stitches off needle, k1; rep from * to the end.

Repeat these two rows.

Knitting In The Round
Multiple of 3 sts

Rnd 1: *p1, k tbl of second stitch on the left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then k tthe first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: *p1, knit into the front of second stitch on left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then knit first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to end of round.

Repeat these two rounds.