Pattern 25 ( Rib Stitch) – Rib Knitting Stitches

This pattern is kind of jersey which is mostly used in machine knitting. 

Although making it is as easy as 2 purls and 2 knits instruction, knitting the first stitches may be confusing a little bit.

To catch up the pattern I suggest you to cast on any multiple of 4 stitches and knit at least 10 rows. 

There are two main rules at this pattern:

1. Except the first row which is the base row, in all rows instruction is repeat of 2P, 2K.

2. The stitch which comes up as Knit stitch , and the stitch right before that one, will be knitted .



Row 1 ) Knit 3 , Purl 1

Row 2) Pick up the first stitch, then repeat ( 2 Purl, 2 Knit )

Row 3) Pick up the first stitch,

             knit the 2nd stitch,

             then repeat ( 2 Purl, 2 Knit )

Repeat from row 2


14 thoughts on “Pattern 25 ( Rib Stitch) – Rib Knitting Stitches”

  1. Thank you so much , i made the pattern on a scarf and it worked out very well.
    I already have few orders from the grand children to make the mufflers in different colours for them.
    i credit my achievement absolutely on this website, I would not have been able to make this without the pattern instruction.
    Thanks so much.

  2. Hi. Thank you soooo much for sharing your knowlege. Me too learnt to knit with my grandmother at 7. Then in my teens put it aside but now that I have 2 small children I am back to knitting. Thank you again for showing how to do so many wonderfull stitches.

  3. hey I love this pattern and I want to make an infinity scarf with it. how do you work this pattern with Circular Needles? Especially when you say to pick up one stitch at the beginning of every row, in Circular Needles there is not beginning or end…and if I do only 2P and 2P then I don’t have the same result…I think I have to work this pattern in such a way that I always knit one stitch so that it creates a knitting line but the one before that you say has to be a knit it shows differently as if I am knitting a purl stitch….am I confusing you? I hope not….Anyway the point is…how to do this beautiful pattern on a circular needle? ;o) thanks.

    1. Hi Monica,
      I haven’t try it in circular, but I think it is possible. I guess you should knit some rows first without attaching them, then when you get the pattern you can attach them from there.

      I hope it works for you,

  4. I didn’t realize there are different size skeins of yarn in one brand. Do you know what this means ” Lion Brand Hometown USA; ~2 skeins (~160 yards),” does it mean the total of two skeins are 160 yds. or is the total of two skeins 320 yds. I’m confused as to the amount of yarn to purchase.

  5. hello ilove to learn knitting but i have no source to learn knitting i am married in afghanistan and there is no internet now adays i am guest in pakistan i am really enjoying your patterns.thank you so much for sharing your knowledge…give me some information about the knitting cd……i am unlucky because my mummy and granny dont know about knitting….thx

    1. Hi Najma,

      I am sorry to hear that you don’t have access to the internet in Afghanistan. However, don’t stop learning because of any limitation. Find some knitting books from Pakistan and take with yourself. I am sure they will help you. If you just know the basics the rest will come. You can create your own patterns. Knitting is not about learning every step, sometimes it is your own creativity. I wish you a good luck and happiness. God bless you.

  6. Your patterns are great. I’m a beginner; planning to knit a mitten. I intend to join sides. Can I choose any design ?

  7. Thank this is very easy to follow. Can this patter be use to make a blanket? I am a beginner and would like to knit an easy pattern blanket. Thanks for your advise.

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