How to Create Rib Stitch - Knitting Tutorial


Tutorial Overview

Rib stitch is a textured vertical stripe stitch pattern and is created by alternating knit and purl stitches in the same row, then knitting the same stitch in the next row. This forms columns of knit and purl stitches, and is often used for cuffs or brims. In this video we will show you how to create double rib stitch (k2, p2). This stitch is used in the Snowdrops Beanie & Scarf Knitting Kit Set, while the single rib stitch (k1, p1) is used in the Vale Scarf Knitting Kit.

Step-by-step guide

This pattern requires you to knit and purl in a continuous pattern all on the same row.

TIP: Remember to bring your working yarn backwards for knit stitch and forwards for purl stitch or else you’ll tangle your work.

  1. To start, knit two stitches.

  2. Bring your working yarn forward and purl two stitches.

  3. Bring your yarn backwards and knit two stitches.

  4. Continue repeating steps 2-3 until you have finished the row.


Repeat these steps row-by-row. Follow the sequence of stitches so that if the stitch below looks like a ‘V’, you need to knit one stitch. If the stitch below looks like a bar, you need to purl one stitch.


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