Ribbed Slip Stitch

Resembling the traditional rib stitch, the Ribbed Slip stitch is knitted using the slip stitch technique to create the ribbing effect. Knitted in a multiple of three stitches plus two and done in a short two-row repeat, this stitch is a very fast knit. Unlike the traditional rib stitch, the Ribbed Slip stitch is not reversible and does not produce the same stretchy effect that you’d find with the rib stitch. So if you’re looking for a very fast-knit stitch pattern that has the rib look, you should definitely give this stitch a try!

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 3 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): p2, *wyib sl 1, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: k2, *p1, k2; rep from * to the end.

Repeat rows 1-2.

Knitting Abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations:

wyib (with yarn in back): This term is used when the yarn is at the front of the work (after a PURL stitch has been performed) but has to be put to the back before the next action is performed.  Take the yarn from the front to back between the two needles.

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Welted Rib Stitch

The Welted Rib stitch is another take on the traditional Rib stitch. Knitted in a multiple of 6 stitches plus 4 and in a 2-row repeat, this stitch is easy to remember and does not require a lot of effort. This stitch consists of stockinette which makes up the ribbing, and slipped stitches situated in between each vertical rib. Like the Rib stitch, the Welted Rib stitch is reversible but it does not offer the same elasticity as the traditional rib.

Welted Rib Stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 6 sts + 4

Note: slip stitches purlwise.

Row 1 (RS): *k4, sl 2 wyif; rep from * to the last 4 sts, k4.
Row 2: k1, sl 2 wyif, k1, *k3, sl 2 wyif, k1; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-2.

 

 

Fancy Rib Stitch

The Fancy Rib Stitch is an elaborate variation of the traditional Rib Stitch. Knitted in a multiple of 3 stitches and in a two-row repeat, this stitch pattern is rated intermediate because of its use of moderate-level knitting techniques. Like the Rib Stitch, the Fancy Rib Stitch is stretchy which makes it perfect for projects that require a lot of give and elasticity such as cuffs and hat edgings.

Fancy Rib Stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 3 sts

Row 1 (RS): *k2, p1; rep from * to the end of the row.
Row 2: *k1, yo, k2, pass yo stitch over previous 2 knit stitches; rep from * to the end of the row.

Repeat Rows 1-2.

 

 

Knobby Rib Stitch

The Knobby Rib Stitch is the perfect stitch for beginners! With the majority of the pattern using the Rib Stitch, the Knobby Rib Stitch only has two rows with increase and decrease techniques which creates the “knobs.” This pattern knits up fast and is stretchy due to its use of the rib stitch, this stitch pattern is great for many projects including edgings such as sleeve cuffs and hat rims.

Knobby Rib Stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 2 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS):  p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: repeat Row 1.
Row 4: repeat Row 2.
Row 5: p1, *(k1, k1 tbl, k1) into the next stitch, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 6: k1, *p3tog, k1; rep from * to the end.

 

 

Jute Stitch

The Jute Stitch is knitted in a multiple of two stitches and done in a two-row repeat. This stitch requires slipping stitches and also variations of simple knit and purl techniques. The slipped stitches can be seen on the right side while the wrong side features a gorgeous rib design. Even though it has ribbing on the backside, the Jute Stitch does not offer the same stretch quality as the traditional Rib Stitch.

Jute Stitch

Right Side

Jute Stitch back

Wrong Side

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 2 sts + 1

Note: slip stitches purlwise.

Foundation Row (WS): k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 1 (RS): *p1, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 2: k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-2.

 

Singular Lacy Rib Stitch

The Singular Lacy Rib stitch is a type of rib stitch that is accompanied by a column of “wrapped” stitches which resembles the bamboo stitch. These two stitches are separated by yarn overs which produce the lace portion of the pattern. The Singular Lacy Rib is simple and easy to knit and has an excellent drape. This stitch pattern is perfect for large projects such as scarves, blankets and throws.

singular lacy rib stitch

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 4 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): k1, *yo, k2tog, p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: p1, *yo, p2tog, k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-2.