How to knit the Moss Rib stitch two rows only
Knitting stitch patterns

How to knit the Moss Rib stitch (two rows only!) 

In this post, I’m sharing how to knit the Moss Rib stitch… so cute!

It’s a two-row repeat pattern, super easy to do, ideal for beginners, because the only techniques required are knit and purl 😉

Although it’s not identical on both sides, they look pretty, so to me, it’s a reversible pattern.

Moreover, it doesn’t curl, which makes it great not only for baby stuff but also for scarves, blankets, cowls, etc.

In adittion, it’s a lovely stitch for edges or borders (it’s not as stretchy as a regular Rib).

Without further ado, grab your needles, and some yarn, and let’s get ribbing!


CO: Cast on

RS: Right side of the work

st: Stitch

K: Knit

P: Purl

BO: Bind off


The odd rows form the right side of the work.

The first and the last are edge (selvage) stitches, and will be knitted on every row.

I made this swatch out of a beautiful blend of polyester and cotton yarn (machine washable, light, and smooth) #ad

How to knit the Moss Rib stitch, reversible, and doesn't curl. So Woolly.

How to knit the Moss Rib stitch pattern

CO multiples of 5 + 2 + 2 (edge st); i.e.: 5 * 3 = 15 + 2 = 17 + 2 = 19 st.

1º and every odd row (RS): K1 (edge), *K3, P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, ending with K2, K1 (edge)

2º and every even row: K1 (edge), P2, *K1, P1, K1, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1 (edge).

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 1 (WS).

This is the wrong side of the work:

How to knit the Moss Rib stitch (two rows only, great for beginners). So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the Moss Rib stitch

If you like it, don’t forget to share the love!

Hugs, happy ribbing 🙂


Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Loving the Rib stitches but not a fan of purling. This one is for you 😉

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