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Rib knitting is perfect for projects that need stretch. Work knit one stitch k1 purl one stitch p1 until you reach the end of the row.
The rib stitch consists of columns of knit stitches alternating with columns of purl stitches.
Rib knitting for beginners. The brims of hats sleeves of sweaters and cuffs of socks and mittens. Knitting the rib stitch creates ribs or textured vertical stripes. A stretchier version of the rib stitch which shows the pattern much better is the 22 rib stitch.
You might have noticed that when you knit stitches you keep the working yarn at the back of the fabric and when you purl stitches the yarn stays at. Its basically the same stitch but you alternate 2 knit stitches with 2 purl stitcheseven though you can also knit this pattern with any number of stitches i recommend you to cast on multiples of 4 to end up with a fabric that looks the same from every side. Both these rib stitches use knits and.
Today ill walk you through the two most popular rib stitches. To make a ribbed pattern you change from knit stitches to purl stitches within a row instead of alternating knit rows with purl rows as you do when making. When you need stretch look to rib knitting.
To practise knitting rib stitch cast on an even number of stitches and start with a knit stitch on every row. The 11 and the 22 rib.
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