Lace rib knitting stitch pattern
Knitting stitch patterns

Lace Rib knitting stitch pattern: Reversible and it doesn’t curl

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit a great substitute for the classic ribbing: The Lace Rib stitch. 

Easy to knit, reversible, pretty stretchy, and it doesn’t curl… plus, it’s a two-row repeat pattern.

The Lace Rib stitch has a great texture to it, perfect for knitting the hems and cuffs of a stylish jumper or cardigan, or for knitting a romantic scarf or rectangular shawl. It features embossed columns, that give it an elegant vertical look (similar to the Feather Rib stitch).

This swatch (and the swatch on the video) was knitted using

a beautiful set of bamboo needles

Easy lace rib knitting stitch pattern tutorial. So Woolly.

Let’s get started!


CO: Cast on

WS: Wrong side of the work

st: Stitch

K: Knit

P: Purl

p3tog: Purl three stitches together

yo: Yarn over

BO: Bind off

Lace Rib stitch pattern

CO multiples of 5 + 2 stitches; i.e.: 5 * 4 = 20 + 2 =22 stitches.

1º row (WS): K2, *p3tog, K2*. Repeat from * to *, to the end of the row.

2º row: P2, *yo, p1, yo, p2*. Repeat from * to *, to the end of the row.

These two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO after a row 2, working each stitch as it presents.

This is the other side of the work: 

How to knit a reversible lace ribbing stitch . So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

Lace Rib stitch pattern

I hope you like it as much as I do (and please…don’t forget to share the love ;D)

Hugs and happy knitting,


Carolina – So Woolly

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