Video: 1×1 Rib/2×2 Rib – Ribbing

Ribbing is a stretchy fabric created by alternating knit and purl stitches across a row.

It is stretchy and does not curl, and is useful for cuffs and necklines.

When making ribbing you can use any repeated combination of knit and purl stitches, such as: (K2, p2), (k2, p1), (k3, p5), etc.

“Work (or continue) in ribbing” = “Knit all the knit stitches and purl all the purl stitches for as long as you want to maintain the pattern.”


For 1x1 Rib:

CO an even number of sts.
Row 1: (K1, p1) to end.

For 2x2 Rib:

CO a multiple of 4 sts.
Row 1: (K2, p2) to end.

The Finished 1×1 Rib/2×2 Rib – Ribbing

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