Tutorial Slip stitch knitting pattern for beginners
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How to knit the Slip Stitch Rib

An elegant variant of the well known Rib stitch, the Slip Stitch Rib is perfect for scarves, cowls, bags, blankets, and many other projects.

There are many advantages: The Slip Stitch Rib doesn’t roll up, it’s reversible, and unisex!

Ideal for knitting both men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.

It’s also really easy to knit, there are only 2 rows and few steps to memorize. What I like the most are the embossed vertical stripes, which give a slim look to the silhouette…in case you are thinking about knitting a pullover, sweater or tank top…

Ok… it’s knitting time!



CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

K: Knit

P: Purl 

WS: Wrong side

RS: Right side

BO: Bind off.


Slip Stitch Rib Pattern


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

1º Row (RS): *P2, slip the next st with yarn in back*. Repeat from the * across,  ending with P2.

2º Row (WS): K2, *P1, K2*. Repeat from the * across.

Repeat these 2 rows until you reach the desired length. To obtain a stretchy edge, BO every st in pattern: *Purl 2, pass the first stitch over the second stitch and off the needle, K1, pass the first st over the second st*. Repeat from * across.

This is the right side of the work:


Reversible easy knitting stitch patterns for cowls scarves


And the wrong side:


Slip stitch rib knitting pattern video tutorial So Woolly


Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the slip stitch Rib


Happy knitting!


PS: If you love textured and easy stitches, take a look of more patterns here.

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