How to knit the Piqué Rib stitch pattern for beginners
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How to knit the Pique Rib stitch: Great for beginners

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit the Pique Rib stitch; super easy to do, ideal for beginners (it combines simple knit and purl stitches).

It’s a reversible four-row repeat pattern (although both sides are different, they look pretty); the so-called “wrong side of the work” looks like a “Broken Rib stitch.

Two of the four rows are identical, and one of them is a plain knit row, so if you are just starting to knit, this one is for you!

Furthermore, the Pique Rib stitch stays flat, so it’s perfect for accessories such as scarves, cowls, wraps, etc., but also for larger pieces, such as blankets, sweaters, or cardigans.

Its design has a rich texture to it, very similar to the Grid stitch we practiced a while ago.

Without further ado, grab your needles, a 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

WS: Wrong side of the work

This swatch was made out of an Alpaca blend yarn (pretty warm and soft, and it comes in cute colors) #ad

Piqué Rib knit stitch reversible it doesn't curl. So Woolly.

Using my lovely set of bamboo needles (smooth and long, beginner-friendly) #ad


The odd rows form the right side of the work.

The first and the last stitch are selvage stitches, and they will be knitted on each row.

Pique Rib stitch knitting pattern

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

1º and 3º rows (RS): K1 (edge), *K2, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1 (edge).

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

4º row: K across.

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

When finished, BO knitwise after a row 3 (WS).

This is the other side of the work:

Piqué Rib knit stitch: A super easy four-row repeat pattern. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the Pique Rib stitch

I hope you like it!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂


Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Loving the knit+purl stitch patterns? Then take a look at the following:

How to knit the Pearled stitch

Little Boxes knitting stitch pattern

Double Andalusian knit stitch

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