Chain Stitch Rib Pattern looks just like the name suggests – it’s a ribbing pattern with chain stitches creating vertical ribs in the pattern. The chain stitches almost look like they are crocheted chain stitches.
The Chain Stitch Rib Pattern is perfect for knitting projects requiring a bit of stretch and flexibility. You can use this pattern in projects like scarves, beanies, and even cushion covers, as it creates a piece of beautiful textured fabric.
(Multiple of 3) + 2 stitches
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
chain-loop: Yarn backward, insert the needle through the center of the stitch 3 rows below the next stitch on the needle from front to back and knit this in the usual way, slipping the stitch above off the needle at the same time.
CO (Multiple of 3) + 2 stitches. For example, you can cast on (3 x 3) + 2 = 11 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1 (WS):||k2, * p1, k2; rep from * to end.|
|Row 2:||p2, * k1, p2; rep from * to end.|
|Row 3:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 4:||p2, * chain-loop, p2; rep from * to end.|
Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (4 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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Check out other easy-to-learn, beginner-friendly ‘Rib knitting’ patterns:
- Single Lace Rib Pattern
- Faggoting Rib Pattern
- Double Eyelet Rib Pattern
- Triangle Ribs Stitch Pattern
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