How to Knit the Blanket Rib Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the blanket rib stitch. This interesting rib pattern uses increases and decreases together to create a textured fabric that is great for washcloths and afghans. It can also be used in sweaters, hats, and scarves as a substitute for other rib stitches. Just know that this will not have as much horizontal stretch as traditional ribbing.

Skill: Intermediate

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit Front and Back – kfb
Knit Two Together – k2tog
Purl Two Together – p2tog


Row 1: Knit into the front and back (KFB) of each stitch.
Row 2: K2tog, *p2tog, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Blanket Rib Stitch

Example of the Blanket Rib Stitch (click for larger image)

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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