In this post, I’m sharing how to knit a very special Rib stitch, ideal for beginners.
Actually, it’s a two-row repeat pattern, easy to do and easy to memorize, and pretty stretchy.
Although both sides are not identical, I’d say it’s a reversible stitch, because both sides look pretty.
In addition, the only techniques required are knit stitch and purl stitch…
And from time to time, we’ll slip one stitch, which helps us create those gorgeous embossed columns of “v’s”.
That’s the touch of elegance that makes this Ribbing so unusual 🙂
Finally, this is a great pattern for hems, cuffs, socks, gloves, hats, etc.
Grab your needles, and some yarn, and let’s get busy!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side
wyib: With yarn in back
sl1pw: Slip one stitch purlwise (pass it onto the right-hand needle as if to purl)
WS: Wrong side
BO: Bind off
The even rows form the right side of the work.
There are no edge (selvage) stitches included; add two stitches to your calculations if you like to have them.
How to knit a very special Ribbing
CO multiples of 5 + 2; i.e.: 5 * 4 = 20 + 2 = 22 st.
1º and every odd row (WS): K2, *P3, K2*. Repeat from * to *, to end
2º and every even row: *P2, K1, wyib sl1pw, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, ending with P2.
These two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO working each stitch as it presents, after row 2 (WS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
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Hugs, and happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly
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