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Beaded Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

The Beaded Rib Stitch Pattern is a vintage design of ribbing rows separated by little seed stitches for additional texture and lies flat. This is an easy-level knitting project with a combination of knits and purls in a 2-Row repeat pattern.

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Beaded Rib knit stitch pattern with both right and wrong sides by Studio Knit.
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The Beaded Rib Stitch is Easy-to-Memorize

  • This 2-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy-level project created with a simple combination of knits and purls.
  • The thin verticle Stockinette ribs columns are separated by alternating knit and purl seed stitches, giving it extra texture and helping it to lie flat.
  • This is not a reversible pattern because the right side of the work displays the design, but the wrong (back) side is not identical.
  • However, you can see that the differences on each side are both visually interesting and look great.
Side texture view of Beaded Rib Knit Stitch Pattern in pink color yarn on knitting needle.

🧣 Project Idea with the Beaded Rib Stitch

Inspired by my Knit Stitch Pattern Book, this Color Block Sampler Scarf is an easy knit and purl design. Enjoy knitting 5 textured patterns which include this Beaded Rib pattern along with the Double MossTile SquaresDiagonal Zigzag, and Lattice Seed Stitch. Additionally, this scarf is edged in the simple Garter Stitch on every panel.

Free Easy Color Block Scarf Knitting Pattern

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Find the Beaded Rib Stitch on page 13 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get the free printed pattern further down in this post!

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🧶 Knitting Supplies

Feel free to use any gauge yarn and appropriately sized needles for your project.

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💖 Knitting Instructions

The Beaded Rib Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

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Knitted Flat on Straight Needles

Cast On Knitting Flat: Multiples of 5, plus 2
If you are knitting your piece flat on straight needles, cast on knitting stitches onto your needles in multiples of 5, then add an additional 2 stitches at the very end. This determines the width of your work. Select any number of stitches, as long as it is divisible by five with an additional two stitches.

Row 1 on the Right Side:
* P2, K1, P1, K1 *, P2
When knitting flat, begin by purling two stitches, knit one, purl one, and knit one. Continue this stitch repeat to the last two stitches, then purl two.

Row 2 on the Wrong Side:
K2, * P3, K2 *
When knitting flat, begin by knitting two stitches, then knit your stitch pattern repeat of three purl stitches and two two stitches to the end of the row.

Repeat rows one and two until your work is the length you desire. Bind off when complete.

Knitting steps for the Beaded Rib Stitch with hands, yarn, and needles.

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Knitted In the Round on Circular Needles

Knitting in the Round: Multiples of 5
When knitting in the round on circular needles, cast on stitches in multiples of 5, then add an additional 2 stitches at the very end. Select any number of stitches divisible by five.

Row 1 in the Round:
* P2, K1, P1, K1 *
When knitting in the round, purl two stitches, knit one, purl one, and knit one. Continue this stitch repeat all the way around to the end of the row.

Row 2 in the Round:
* P2, K3 *
When knitting in the round, knit your entire stitch pattern with a repeat of two purl stitches and three knit stitches.

Beaded Rib Stitch Pattern knitted swatch in pink color yarn.

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Printable Knitting Instructions

Beaded Rib Knit Stitch Pattern in pink color yarn.

Printable Knitting Instructions

Yield: Beaded Rib Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

The Beaded Rib Stitch Pattern is a vintage design of ribbing rows separated by little seed stitches for additional texture and lies flat.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 5, plus 2

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * P2, K1, P1, K1 *, P2
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): K2, * P3, K2 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 5

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * P2, K1, P1, K1 *
  2. Row 2: * P2, K3 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 2 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

2-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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KNITTING CHART

Knitting Chart of the Beaded Rib Stitch Pattern

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