How to knit the famous Mock English Rib stitch
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How to knit a second version of the famous Mock English Rib stitch

In this post, you’ll learn a second version of the Mock English Rib stitch; I shared the first one some months ago, and it’s also adorable!

Although both stitches look similar, the main differences are:

This one looks flatter; the columns of “v’s” aren’t raised as in the first version.

And this second version isn’t as stretchy as the anterior. So I wouldn’t use it for the cuffs of hats, sweaters, or socks.

In fact, I think it’s a great pattern for blankies.

However, they share most of the details:

1) They’re two-row repeat patterns

2) Both are reversible and identical on both sides

3) They lay flat

4) There’s no need to add edges

5) They’re perfect for knitting scarves, among other projects

6) They’re so easy to do, that both would suit you if you’re just starting to knit, guaranteed!

7) Finally, both are made of plain knit + purl stitches (no increases nor decreases are needed).

Ok, enough of that. Grab your needles and a little bit of yarn, and let’s get started 🙂


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

BO: Bind off

I’ve been asked many times for my wooden interchangeable needles… well, these are my favorites! #ad

Mock English Rib knit stitch version two. So Woolly.

Nevertheless, I also love the bamboo DPN’s for swatches and small projects 😉 #ad

How to knit the second version of the Mock English Rib stitch

CO multiples of 4 + 1 + 2 (selvage or edge st); i.e.: 4 * 3 = 12 + 1 = 13 + 2 = 15 st.

1º and every odd row: K1, *K2, P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K2

2º and every even row: K1, P1, *K3, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1.

These two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO working each st as it presents (no matter which side you’re facing).

This is the other side of the work:

Mock English Rib knitting pattern, ideal for beginners. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

Mock English Rib version 2

I hope you like it!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂


Carolina – So Woolly

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