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Ribbed 3×2 Knit Stitch Pattern

Ready to add another knit stitch to your wealth of knitting knowledge? Then you will definitely like this one – ribbed 3×2 knitting stitch, that’s just a no-brainer choice for your next hat, scarf or cowl. Its lovely intertwined hearts made me fall in love with it at first sight. I decided to knit it with a light pastel color yarn and think there couldn’t be a better choice. The structure of the stitch allows it to stretch easily without deteriorating its look. Try it out and let me know what you think about it in the comments below.

Knitting materials and tools:

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

<> Debbie Bliss (Cashmerino Aran) 55% Wool, 12% Cashmere, 33% acrylic. Baby pink color: 50 grams -90 m per skein.

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

k2tog – knit two together

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

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done

ft – fish tail part: skip next stitch and count down 4 stitches starting from the stitch underneath the stitch on the needle. Insert the needle into the 4th st and pull the yarn (you are going to have a long loop), k3, count back 1 st (on the right hand needle), count down 5 sts ( it is the same stitch that we have been working before), insert the needle and pull the yarn (you are going to have the second long loop)

Ribbed 3×2 knit stitch instructions:

Cast on a multiple of 5 sts plus 2 extra stitches, plus 2 selvage stitches.

Row1 (RS): sel s, *p2, k3 repeat from *, p2, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, k2, * p3, k2 – repeat *, sel s.

Row 3 (RS): repeat Row 1.

Row 4: repeat Row 2.

Row5 (RS): sel s, *p2, ft– repeat from * p2, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, k2, * slip long loop holding yarn in front, p3, slip long loop holding yarn in front, k2– repeat *, sel s.

Row 7 (RS): sel s, *p2, skpo, k1, k2tog – repeat from *, p2, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, k2, * p3, k2 – repeat *, sel s.

Repeat Rows 5-8 to form a pattern. No need to repeat anymore Rows 1-4.

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Elena Sinsay 18th December 2020 at 22:54

Beautiful pattern I’ve neveer seen before. Tried to print it out but only got narrow columns witth some instructions covered by signs such as privacy – terms. Is there a way to print out pattern on full pages and wihout additional comments.

Knitting Guru 20th December 2020 at 12:46

Hi Elena, I am sorry there is no currently such option on my site. I have to think what can I do to make it possible.

Kay Thon 22nd December 2020 at 16:32

I just did a copy and paste into my Pages program…..was able to then PDF to integrate into my Knit Companion App for implementation. I have a new grand baby coming soon….maybe a blanket?

Knitting Guru 22nd December 2020 at 21:25

hi, I love idea about the blanket but it will eat lots of yarn and time in my opinion. I am going to use this stitch for knit hat and will share it next month here. So stay tuned if you are interested.


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