English Rib Stitch is a common knitting pattern where you knit double stitches to get a clear striped pattern in your work. Essentially, you see columns of knit stitches created with a combination of slipped stitches and yarn overs. It is also commonly referred to as Brioche Knitting Technique.
There can be multiple variations of this stitch by changing the number of stitches you knit between the stripes. What is common in all these variations is that the stripes are always double stitches with yarn overs.
The English Rib Knitting Pattern creates a textured fabric that’s thicker and bulky. The pattern creates stripes on both sides. It’s a great pattern for knitting scarves, cowls, beanies, and jumpers. While using this pattern, one thing to note is that it uses more yarn than a simple rib pattern, so plan your projects accordingly.
Multiple of 2
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|k2tog||Knit 2 stitches together|
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
CO Multiple of 2.
|Row 1 (Foundation):||(RS) – * yo, sl 1 purlwise, k2tog; rep from * to end.|
|Row 2:||* yo, sl 1 purlwise, k2tog (slipped stitch with its paired yarn over from the previous row); rep from * to end.|
Repeat Row 2 of this free knit pattern until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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