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The 1×1 Rib Stitch

1x1 Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern (Reversible)

About This Stitch Pattern

The 1×1 rib stitch is a common pattern used for shaping in many knitted garments. This foundational knitting stitch makes up traditional ribbing. Alternating knit and purl stitches, a stretchy fabric is made that holds tight to the skin. The 1×1 rib stitch is used in everything from sweaters to socks to mittens. It has a large amount of stretch which is great for fitted clothes. It is particularly useful for collars and cuffs, but can also be on its own for scarves or hats.

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2 +1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1* rep from * to end

Repeat row 1 until you have reached your desired length.

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