The 2×2 Rib stitch is a straightforward, rugged looking and reversible member of the Rib Stitch family.
This stitch, like most rib stitches, produces a reversible fabric which is stretchy, making it particularly suited for any projects that are fitted or specific areas of projects such as collars, cuffs, and hems that require a more shape-forming stitch pattern. It’s pretty hardy, rugged looking nature lends itself well to those chunky winter knitwear projects such as scarves.
So, what is the 2×2 Rib Stitch? The stitch is relatively straightforward consisting of only the knit and purl stitch techniques. These stitches are consistently repeated in a 2×2 pattern throughout the entire project. Ready to give the 2×2 Rib stitch a go? Then join us at the written and chart instructions below.
Cast on the required number of stitches in multiple of 4 + 2 additional stitches for your project (if you want to start and end with knit ribs, you can omit the last two stitches if you wish to end on a purl rib).
Starting row 1 repeat the pattern of knitting two, then purling two. Repeat this pattern until the last two stitches and knit both. The 2nd-row pattern consists again of knitting two then purling two, again knit the last two stitches.
Once you have completed row 2, simply reverse the fabric and continue repeating rows 1-2 until you have the desired size.
Techniques Used in this Stitch:
Row 1: *k2, p2; repeat from * to the last two stitches; k2.
Row 2: *k2, p2; repeat from * to the last two stitches; k2.
Repeat rows 1-2 to desired length.