Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern

This Pique Rib Stitch Pattern is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your piece to easily lie flat. This 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern knits up beautifully as a pillow or an elegant scarf. 

Get all of your materials, techniques, with written and charted pattern instructions, both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles below. This pattern is also on page 24 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book

Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


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CLOSER LOOK AT THE PIQUE RIB STITCH

“Pique” is a French word with the translation of “backstitched” in English. It is known as a stiff fabric woven in a strongly ribbed or raised. This particular pattern is a 2×1 ribbing combination. You can achieve similar results with different variations, like 1×1, 2×2, or 3×2, with this pattern repeat, as well. Note that it is not a reversible pattern, but both sides look great!

This is not a reversible pattern, meaning that the Right and Wrong sides look different. The Right side (front) has the pattern design and the Wrong side (back) has an inverted texture.

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KNITTING MATERIALS

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Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My Pique Rib Stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


HOW TO KNIT THE PIQUE RIB STITCH

The Pique 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.

Side View of Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial


KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Pique Rib Stitch on page 24 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern below!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Purl Ridge and Pique Rib Stitches


PIQUE RIB STITCH KNITTING PATTERN
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Right Side of Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Chart

Pique Rib Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

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

This Pique Rib Stitch Pattern is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your knitted piece to easily lie 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 3, +2

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P1 *, K2
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): P2, * K1, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * K2, P1 *, K2
  4. Row 4: Knit All

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 2, + 1

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P1 *, K2
  2. Row 2: * K2, P1 *, K2
  3. Row 3: * K2, P1 *, K2
  4. Row 4: Purl All

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until your piece is the length you desire.

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

4-Row Repeat

Lies Flat

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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 Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern

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