The Blanket Rib Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #67

Stitch Description

The Blanket Rib Stitch is an interesting rib pattern that 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. It does not have as much horizontal stretch as traditional ribbing.

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Materials Used

Baby Wool

Soft, warm and breathable, this cozy yarn is the natural choice for baby blankets, layettes, toys and more. With its charming sherbet palette, it’s also ideal for women’s garments and accessories. Best of all, it’s both machine washable and dryable for fabulous, fuss-free fashions that moms and babies will both appreciate.

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Knit Front and Back
Knit Two Together
Purl Two Together

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • 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.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Blanket Rib Stitch

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