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.

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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.

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Rep rows 1 & 2 to form pattern.