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1×1 Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

The 1×1 Rib Stitch is a classic, stretchy pattern. This is perfect to knit for garments when you need a little extra give, especially on the brims of knitted hats! This vintage texture is an easy-level project with a simple combination of knits and purls.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free Knit Stitch Pattern Book in both hardcopy and e-book formats.

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1x1 Rib Knit Stitch Pattern in white color yarn on knitting needle.

CLOSER LOOK AT THE 1×1 RIB STITCH PATTERN

This 2-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern has a really stretchy texture. It looks a lot like the Stockinette Stitch but it’s really super stretchy and is identical on both sides. On the right and wrong sides of the work, it looks exactly the same, making this a reversible pattern.

1x1 Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

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KNITTING MATERIALS

Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project.

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HOW TO KNIT THE 1×1 RIB STITCH

This stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.


CAST ON AND CAST OFF RIB STITCHES

When beginning and ending Rib Stitch Patterns, you may wish to do so “in pattern.” This creates the ribbed texture along the edge for knitted items like sleeves and necks, rather than a solid horizontal edge.

Casting On: Alternating the Long-Tail Cast On Knitwise and Cast On Purlwise stitches in pattern to begin your project.

Casting Off: Alternating the Basic Cast Off Knitwise and Cast Off Purlwise gives the finished edge the same texture as your ribbing.


KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the 1×1 Rib Stitch on page 5 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern further down in this post!

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1×1 RIB STITCH KNITTING PATTERN
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1x1 Rib Knit Stitch Pattern in white color yarn on knitting needle.

1x1 Rib Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

The 1x1 Rib Stitch is a classic, stretchy pattern. This is perfect to knit for garments when you need a little extra give, especially on the brims of knitted hats!

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

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

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 2

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

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 2

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

Notes

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

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

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 1x1 Rib Knit Stitch Pattern

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