How To Knit: Rib Stitch

December 18, 2017 0 Comments

How To Knit: Rib Stitch

Before You Start

The rib stitch is a classic stitch that will give your project clean, vertical rows. The rib stitch is created by alternating knit and purl rows.

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Step By Step

Materials

  • Any size Knitting Needles (we recommend size 5-8 for beginners)
  • Any Yarn

Step 1

Begin by holding the work in your left hand.

Step 2

Slip the first stitch knit-wise (This will create a smooth selvedge edge). To do this, insert the right hand needle into the first stitch from front to back.

Step 3

Keeping the stitch on your right needle, slide the stitch off of the left needle.

Step 4

Move your working yarn to the front of the work by leading it between the two needles so that it comes out facing you.

Step 5

Carefully insert the right needle into the next stitch across the front, from the right to the left.

Steps 6

Wrap the working yarn around the front needle, counter-clockwise.

Step 7

Keeping the wrapped stitch around the right needle, scoop the right needle away from you through the stitch on the left needle.

Step 8

Holding the stitch on your right needle, slide the stitch just worked off the left needle.

Step 9

Move your working yarn to the back of the work by leading it between the two needles so that it is facing away from you.

Step 10

Carefully (!!!) insert the right needle into the next stitch from the bottom, as pictured.

Step 11

Wrap your working yarn around the back needle counter-clockwise.

Step 12

Keeping the wrapped yarn on the right needle, scoop the right needle towards you through the stitch on the left needle.

Step 13

Holding the stitch on your right needle, slide the stitch just worked off the left needle.

Step 14

Repeat steps 4-13 to the end of the row. Turn work and repeat steps 1-13 on each consecutive row.

We hope that this How To Knit series helped you learn and develop the foundations of knitting, and gives you the confidence to embark on your next project!

The rib stitch allows for more flexibility and stretching, making this is stitch great for any sweaters, collars, cuffs and hats.

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