How to Knit the Double Twisted 1×1 Rib Stitch



This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the double twisted 1×1 rib stitch. This interesting rib pattern uses twisted stitches on both sides of the work to create a tightly braided rib texture. It is great substitute for the traditional 1×1 rib stitch and has an equal amount of horizontal stretch. This means it can be used anywhere you use ribbing.

Skill: Easy

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

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

Knit – k

Purl – p

Knit through the back loop – k tbl
Purl through the back loop – p tbl

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: *K1 tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1 tbl.
Row 2: *P1 tbl, k1; rep from * to last st, p1 tbl.

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

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Double Twisted 1x1 Rib Stitch

Example of the Double Twisted 1x1 Rib Stitch (click for larger)

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

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