Rib Checks Stitch Pattern is a simple pattern that gets its name from the way it looks. It’s like a chequered pattern with ribs stitch and reverse stockinette. It is an interesting pattern – there are all-over checks. The knitted ribs are knit and purl through the back loop, while the reverse stockinette is simple knit and purl.
The Rib Checks Stitch Pattern is a mix of rib stitches and reverse stockinette stitches, it creates a stretchy fabric. This pattern is ideal for knitting projects like pullovers, sweaters, and even hats. It’s also great for making washcloths and blankets.
(Multiple of 10) + 5 stitches
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|k1tbl||Knit through back loop|
|p1tbl||Purl through back loop|
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
CO (Multiple of 10 stitches) + 5 stitches. For example, you can cast on (10 x 2) + 5 = 25 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1:||(RS) – p5, * [k1tbl, p1] twice, k1tbl, p5; rep from * to end.|
|Row 2:||k5, * [p1tbl, k1] twice, p1tbl, k5; rep from * to end.|
|Row 3:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 4:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 5:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 6:||[p1tbl, k1] twice, p1tbl, * k5, [p1tbl, k1] twice, p1tbl; rep from * to end.|
|Row 7:||[k1tbl, p1] twice, k1tbl, * p5, [k1tbl, p1] twice, k1tbl; rep from * to end.|
|Row 8:||Rep Row 6.|
|Row 9:||Rep Row 7.|
|Row 10:||Rep Row 6.|
Repeat this free knit pattern (10 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 Stitch Pattern
- Medallion Rib Stitch Pattern
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