Three Basic Rib Stitch Knitting Patterns

Learn how to knit these three basic rib stitch knitting patterns from Knitting Bee www.knitting-bee.com! Rib stitches are used for creating elasticity, often seen in hems, cuffs and necklines. Rib stitches are reversible, they also make great scarves and cowls!

Three Basic Rib Stitch Knitting Patterns http://www.knitting-bee.com

Following are samples of three different widths of the rib stitch, 1×1, 2×2 and 3×3. You can work with this however you like, keep adding more stitches to create a wider stitch using 4×4 rib stitch, 5×5 and so on. You can also create uneven rib stitches like 2×3 and that creates a great elastic rib stitch pattern too!

1 x 1 Rib Knitting Stitch

Reversible stitch pattern great for use on cuffs, hems and necklines.

Cast on an odd number of stitches

Row 1 (right side of work): k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Repeat the two rows above for pattern to desired length.

1 x 1 Rib Knitting Stitch http://www.knitting-bee.com/

1 x 1 Rib Knitting Stitch

1 x 1 Rib Knitting Stitch http://www.knitting-bee.com/

1 x 1 Rib Knitting Stitch

2 x 2 Rib Knitting Stitch

Reversible rib stitch that lies flat.

Cast on multiples of 4 + 2

Row 1 (right side of work): k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.

Row 2: p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Repeat the two rows above for pattern to desired length.

2 x 2 Rib Knitting Stitch

2 x 2 Rib Knitting Stitch

3 x 3 Rib Knitting Stitch

Cast on multiples of 6 + 2

Row 1 (right side of work): k3, *p3, k3; rep from * to end.

Row 2: p3, *k3, p3; rep from * to end.

Repeat the two rows above for pattern to desired length.

3 x 3 Rib Knitting Stitch http://www.knitting-bee.com

3 x 3 Rib Knitting Stitch http://www.knitting-bee.com

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