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Knit Basics: Ribbing

3rd March 2022 Basics 5 min read
Knit Basics: Ribbing

To create ribbing in your work you will combine knit and purl stitches in 'columns'.

Ribbing can be and number of combinations of knit and purl stitches. For instance,  1 by 1 Ribbing combines 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch. 2 by 2 Ribbing combines 2 knit stitches with two purl stitches.

So for 2 by 2 Ribbing it would look like this in the pattern:

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep to end.

Row 2 (WS): *K2, p2; rep to end.

See it in a video here:

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