How to knit the Figure of Eight Rib Stitch

Go beyond plain rib and add an interesting texture to your edgings with this stylish stitch pattern.

Figure of Eight Rib Stitch

If you’re looking to add a clever and interesting bit of texture, you can’t go wrong with this Figure of Eight Rib Stitch! This stitch pattern is so versatile it’s perfect for all kinds of projects. We think it would work particularly well on a jumper or cushion.

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To knit the Figure of Eight Rib Stitch, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length:

Figure of Eight Rib Stitch

Cast on a multiple of 5 sts plus 3. (Try 48 sts.)

Row 1 (RS) *P1, k1tbl, P1, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts, P1, k1tbl, P1.

Row 2 K1, p1tbl, K1, *P2, K1, p1tbl, K1; rep from * to end.

Row 3 *P1, k1tbl, P1, K1, yo, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, P1, k1tbl, P1.

Row 4 K1, p1tbl, K1, *P3, K1, p1tbl, K1; repeat from * to end.

Row 5 *P1, k1tbl, P1, K3, pass 3rd stitch on right-hand needle over first 2 stitches; rep from * to last 3 sts, P1, k1tbl, P1.

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These 5 rows form the pattern.