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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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Knitting Guru
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.

WILLA J JONES 7th February 2021 at 08:09

Copy & paste into a word document. I do it whenever “print” isn’t available.

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.

Somersby 23rd January 2021 at 01:36

Lovely pattern. Thank you for sharing. In the “ft” instructions, the “Skip” was a little confusing at first. It was easier to think of it as counting 2 stitches across and 4 stitches down. For printing, I use “Print Friendly” button (available free on internet), to print patterns from websites, without all the ads, you can delete unwanted text/pictures, select text and picture size, print or save as PDF. I’m making this into a scarf, will do regular bind-off and will probably add a fringe to both ends.

Knitting Guru 24th January 2021 at 09:26

Hi. Thank you so much for your comment. I am going to add your explanation and will use it in a knit hat pattern where i am going to use the same ribbed 3*2 knit stitch. I will be also happy if you share a picture of your knit scarf when you finish it:)

Robyn 25th January 2021 at 08:45

Would make a nice cushion cover

Knitting Guru 26th January 2021 at 12:40

yes, I am thinking to try it with t-shirt yarn

Lorraine Pugh 6th February 2021 at 03:13

One of the most beautiful knitting patterns I’ve seen, can’t wait to start it on a Beanie for
my Brother.


Knitting Guru 6th February 2021 at 21:46

Thank you so much! 🙂

Toni Covino-Wood MSN, RN 7th February 2021 at 07:01

I love this pattern for the ribbed 3 x 2 stitch and want to make it wider so that my boss can wrap it around her shoulders with a goal of making more for my elderly patients. Looking at the cast on number of stitches (Cast on a multiple of 5 sts plus 2 extra stitches, plus 2 selvage stitches) would I repeat all of these stitches X number of times to get the width I need?

Knitting Guru 7th February 2021 at 09:03

Hi, yes you are right, the number of stitches divisible by 5 plus 4

Helen 17th February 2021 at 07:40

the video was very helpful

Knitting Guru 18th February 2021 at 13:50

Thank you Helen

Haru 11th March 2021 at 09:21

Thank you for teaching me how to knit so cute!
I sell handmade knit products online.
Is it a problem to sell a product that uses the pattern you introduced?

Knitting Guru 13th March 2021 at 08:55

no, you are free to sell them. I will be also happy if you reference any of my social channels

Diane 11th March 2021 at 12:46

Hi Knitting Guru – wondering if you knitted a hat using this pattern and would love some instructions as to how to make one.

Knitting Guru 13th March 2021 at 08:53

Hi Diane. I will knit a hat, I promise, I just need to find a proper yarn


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