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Pique Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Pique Rib Stitch Pattern is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your piece to easily lie flat.

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This 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is created with a simple combination of knits and purls. This design knits up beautifully as a pillow or an elegant scarf.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern in white yarn on knitting needle.

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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.

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.

Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern Right and Wrong Sides


KNITTING MATERIALS

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

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

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.


CAST ON AND CAST OFF PIQUE RIB STITCH

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.

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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Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern in white yarn on knitting needle.

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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