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How to Knit the Blanket Rib Stitch


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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

Pattern:

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 (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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