The 1×1 Rib stitch is the simplest stitch in the Rib Stitch family. Yet despite it’s simplicity, we would argue it is certainly a stitch that should not be overlooked, particularly because of it’s simplicity.
Rib Stitches are reversible, stretchy and pretty versatile with the 1×1 Rib Stitch being no exception. For this reason, the 1×1 Rib stitch is particularly suited to fitted projects or areas of projects that require a more fitted shape such as collars, hems, and cuffs.
So, what is the 1×1 Rib Stitch? The 1×1 Rib Stitch requires mastery of the two basic stitches – knit and purl. These two basic stitches are combined by simply alternating between them – knit one stitch then purl one stitch and repeat throughout the project.
Cast on the required number of even stitches for your project. Begin row 1 by knitting one then purling one and repeat this pattern for the entire row.
Once you have completed row 1, simply reverse the fabric and continue repeating row 1 until you have the desired size.
Techniques Used in this Stitch:
Row 1: *k1, p1; repeat from * to the end of the row
Repeat row 1 to desired length.
1×1 Rib Stitch Swatch Examples
1×1 Rib Stitch – Right Side Example
1×1 Rib Stitch – Wrong Side Example
Knitting projects using the 1×1 Rib Stitch
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