Question by  Telecom1000 (19)

What is the right way to knit a ribbed stitch?

I am new to knitting and would like to learn how to do a ribbed stitch in order to do a scarf.


Answer by  helen20 (354)

You create a ribbed stich by alternating between knit and purl stiches within a row. This results in a pattern of alternating rows. The wider you want your rows to be, the more of each type of stich you will make. A k2,p2 pattern will produce narrower rows than a kn3,p3 pattern. There are instructional videos online.


Answer by  housemama (69)

A simple rib is knit one, purl one. This makes a skinny fabric with narrow columns. A rib of knit 2, purl 2 gives a thicker column. It really is up to you, you can even make varied ribs - knit 2, purl 4 or knit 6, purl 2.


Answer by  pixlove (58)

Knit 1, purl 1 across (less stretch), knit 2, purl 2 across (more stretch), etc. End first row with purl. Turn and repeat.


Answer by  dazyrose (66)

The best way I have found to knit a rib stitch would be to do knit two stitches, purl two stitches and repeat.


Answer by  WranglerMama (289)

An easy ribbed scarf for beginners: cast on a number of stitches that is divisible by 4. Then knit 2 stitches and purl 2 stitches for every row.


Answer by  mneu (42)

A ribbed stitch is accomplished by alternating between a knit stitch and a purl stitch. The width of the ribbing depends on the number of stitches per rib (ex. k3p3).


Answer by  HelpfulAndy (1107)

The correct way it to practice a lot beforehand! Just take you time, go left ovr right to begin and then halfway though, do the reverse.

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