Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern creates textured slanted ribbing. This 18-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is really simple with just knits and purls but resembles more complicated cabling. Similar to the Diagonal Rib Stitch, this Spiral Pattern knits up even thicker for a great dimension and is stunning as a cozy scarf or pillow.

This knitting pattern is an easy level project. Keep reading to get all your materials, techniques, and free written pattern instructions to knit this pattern both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles. This stitch pattern is also available ad-free on page 71-72 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book

Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern in purple yarn texture


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CLOSER LOOK at the Spiral Rib Stitch Pattern

Let’s take a close look at our Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits and purls are knitted together to make this simple pattern. These ribs create a really thick piece of knitting. The Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that on both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides look identical.

The Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch is a reversible pattern


KNITTING MATERIALS FOR THE SPIRAL RIB STITCH

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

knitting materials with purple yarn, knitting needles, scissors, and a tapestry needle


HOW TO KNIT THE SPIRAL RIB STITCH

The Spiral 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.

Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch Pattern


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Find the Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch ad-free on page 71-72 of my printed and digital Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Free pattern instructions are also available below. Keep scrolling!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch


HOW TO KNIT THE DIAGONAL SPIRAL RIB STITCH
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Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Diagonal Spiral 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 Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch Pattern creates textured slanted ribbing with an 18-Row Repeat of just knits and purls.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 6

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K3, P3 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K3, P3 *
  3. Row 3: * K3, P3 *
  4. Row 4: * P1, K3, P2 *
  5. Row 5: * K2, P3, K1 *
  6. Row 6: * P1, K3, P2 *
  7. Row 7: * K1, P3, K2 *
  8. Row 8: * P2, K3, P1 *
  9. Row 9: * K1, P3, K2 *
  10. Row 10: * P3, K3 *
  11. Row 11: * P3, K3 *
  12. Row 12: * P3, K3 *
  13. Row 13: * P2, K3, P1 *
  14. Row 14: * K1, P3, K2 *
  15. Row 15: * P2, K3, P1 *
  16. Row 16: * K2, P3, K1 *
  17. Row 17: * P1, K3, P2 *
  18. Row 18: * K2, P3, K1 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 6

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K3, P3 *
  2. Row 2: * K3, P3 *
  3. Row 3: * K3, P3 *
  4. Row 4: * K2, P3, K1 *
  5. Row 5: * K2, P3, K1 *
  6. Row 6: * K2, P3, K1 *
  7. Row 7: * K1, P3, K2 *
  8. Row 8: * K1, P3, K2 *
  9. Row 9: * K1, P3, K2 *
  10. Row 10: * P3, K3 *
  11. Row 11: * P3, K3 *
  12. Row 12: * P3, K3 *
  13. Row 13: * P2, K3, P1 *
  14. Row 14: * P2, K3, P1 *
  15. Row 15: * P2, K3, P1 *
  16. Row 16: * P1, K3, P2 *
  17. Row 17: * P1, K3, P2 *
  18. Row 18: * P1, K3, P2 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 - 18 until your piece is the length you desire.

Pattern Repeat: Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

18-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 Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch Pattern

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