2x2 Rib Stitch

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2x2 Rib Stitch - Stitch Sample

Basic "knit 2, purl 2" ribbing stitch that can be used as a standalone stitch in socks, scarves etc. or in combination with other stitches, e.g. in a sweater.

Difficulty level: Easy

Instructions

You need a stitch number multiple of 4 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the arrows as many times as you like.

Work right side rows (1, 3, etc.) from right to left, as shown in the chart. Work all stitches on the wrong side as they appear.

2x2 Rib Stitch - Knitting Chart

Symbol Key

- edge stitch

- knit 1

- purl 1

Traditional Instructions

Row 1: edge st, * k2, p2; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 2: edge st, * k2, p2; repeat from * to last st, edge st

Repeat rows 1 through 2.