2x2 Backloop Ribs

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2x2 Backloop Ribs - Stitch Sample

Simple variation of the traditional "knit two, purl two" ribbing, where all stitches are worked through the back loop. The fabric you'll get is a bit stiffer and not as elastic.

Difficulty level: Easy

Instructions

You need a number of stitches multiple by 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 wrong side rows from left to right as shown in the chart.

Symbol Key

- edge stitch

- knit 1 through the back loop

ptbl - purl 1 through the back loop

Traditional Instructions

Row 1: edge st, * k2bl, p2bl, repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 2: edge st, * k2bl, p2bl, repeat from * to last st, edge st

Repeat rows 1 through 2.