How to knit the Knotted Rib Stitch

Give your garments a distinctive look with this modern twist on 2x2 ribbing. 

rib stitch knitting

Rib stitches make intriguing textured stitch patterns for firm fabrics that also require a bit of stretchiness. When added to the waistline and sleeves it can take a knitted garment from looking distinctly handmade to professionally designed.


As well as being perfect for adding to garments, we also think this stitch is ideal for placemats and table covers, or anything that needs a bit of texture to keep it in place.

To knit the Knotted Rib Stitch, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length:

Knotted Rib Stitch

Cast on a multiple of 3 sts plus 2 sts. (Try 32 sts.)

Row 1 (RS) P2, *kfb, P2; rep from * to end.

Row 2 K2, *p2tog, K2; rep from * to end.


Rep rows 1 & 2 to form pattern.