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Knit 2×1 Ribbing Stitch Pattern

knit 2x1 ribbing stitch pattern

knit 2x1 ribbing stitch pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4 mm (US 6 / UK 8)

<> Loops&Threads, Impeccable (4): 100 % – Acrylic

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2togb – knit two together through the back loop

yo – yarn over

LHN – left-hand needle

st(s) – stitch(es)

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

2x1 knit ribbing stitch for hats

Rib 2×1 knit stitch pattern:

Cast on a multiple of 3 sts, plus 1 extra stitch, plus 2 selvage stitches.

Row 1: sel s, [p1, k2] – repeat till the end, p1, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, [k1, p2] – repeat till the end, k1, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, [p1, insert your LHN between next two stitches, yo and draw up a loop, yo, k2togb], p1, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, [k1, p2, slip next stitch holding working yarn in front] – repeat till the end, k1, sel s.

Row 5: sel s, [p1, slip next stitch knitwise, p2, pass slipped stitch over last two purl stitches] – repeat till the end, p1, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, [k1, p2] – repeat till the end, k1, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-6 to form the pattern.

For the round knitting cast on a multiple of 3 sts:

Rounds 1-2: [p1, k2] – repeat till the end.

Round 3: [p1, insert your LHN between the next two stitches, yo and draw up a loop, yo, k2togb] – repeat till the end.

Round 4: [p1, slip next stitch holding the working yarn in back, k2] – repeat till the end.

Round 5: [p1, slip next stitch knitwise, p2, pass slipped stitch over last two purl stitches] – repeat till the end.

Round 6: [p1, k2] – repeat till the end.

Repeat Rounds 1-6 to form the pattern.

rib 2x1 knit stitch

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4 comments

Shelley 5th December 2023 at 09:26

Looking forward to using new sts. and receiving your emails

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CH Knitting 11th December 2023 at 16:47

Thank you Shelly, I really appreciate your warm words.

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Unravelling 5th January 2024 at 11:20

This looks perfect for a hat! If I were working with circular needles, should I just do the reverse stitches on nteh even rows?

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Ann 11th January 2024 at 19:08

yes, reverse stitches on even rows

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