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The 1x1 Rib Stitch


The 1x1 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 1x1 Rib Stitch being no exception. For this reason, the 1x1 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 1x1 Rib Stitch? The 1x1 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.

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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.

Difficulty Level:

Beginner Knitting Stitch Difficulty

Cast on:

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Techniques Used in this Stitch:



Traditional Instructions

Row 1: *k1, p1; repeat from * to the end of the row

Repeat row 1 to desired length.

1x1 Rib Stitch Chart

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1x1 Rib Stitch Swatch Examples

1x1 Rib Stitch - Right Side Example

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1x1 Rib Stitch - Wrong Side Example

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Knitting projects using the 1x1 Rib Stitch

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