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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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
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.
Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project.
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- How to Cast On Without a Slip Knot or Slip Knot
- Cast On
- K = Knit Stitch
- P = Purl Stitch
- Cast Off
- Weave-in Yarn Ends
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.
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!
PIQUE RIB STITCH KNITTING PATTERN
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- Yarn - Any Gauge
- Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:
Cast On: Multiples of 3, +2
- Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P1 *, K2
- Row 2 (Wrong Side): P2, * K1, P2 *
- Row 3: * K2, P1 *, K2
- Row 4: Knit All
IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:
Cast On: Multiples of 2
- Row 1 (Right Side): * K2, P1 *
- Row 2: * K2, P1 *
- Row 3: * K2, P1 *
- Row 4: Purl All
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