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How to Knit the Double Lace Rib Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the double lace rib stitch.This is a relatively simple way to dress up the rib stitch that does not pull in the the fabric as much as traditional ribbing. The double lace rib would be great as a decorative panel in any project or could be used to add a little bit of beautiful texture. It’s perfect for a scarf just on it’s own.

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 2

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Knit – k
Yarn Over Needle – yon
Knit two together through the back loop – k2tog tbl
Knit two together – k2tog
Yarn forward round needle – yfrn

Pattern Instructions:

Note: This pattern is completely reversible.

Row 1 (Right Side): K2, *p1, yon, K2tog tbl, p1, k2; rep from * to end
Row 2: p2, *k1, p2; rep * to end
Row 3: K2, *P1, K2tog, yfrn, p1, k2; rep from * to end
Row 4: p2, *k1, p2; rep * to end

Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Lace Rib Stitch Right Side
Example of the Double Lace Rib Stitch Right Side (click for larger)
Lace Rib Stitch Wrong Side
Example of the Double Lace Rib Stitch Wrong Side (click for larger)

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Comments

  1. Michelle Hills

    March 26, 2013

    we are really impressed with the layout of your website it has really helped us work out how to some of the stitches thank you for every thing.

    • Johnny Vasquez

      March 26, 2013

      Thanks!

  2. Metta

    May 5, 2013

    Can you provide any general guidelines for working a lace ribbing pattern like this in the round?

    For example, should I simply work a multiple of 6 stitches only (deleting the +2) and then reverse the even rows:
    — K2 – P1

    • Johnny Vasquez

      May 6, 2013

      Seems like you’ve got it figured out pretty well.

      • Metta

        May 6, 2013

        Great! Thanks so much for confirming, Johnny. I appreciate your feedback and fabulous resources you are providing…..

        Many thanks!
        Metta

  3. Angela

    July 11, 2013

    Hi there!
    I’m a little confused about the different between yon and yfrn. According to your instructions on knitting the ‘yarn over (yo)’, they are pretty much the same.
    Thank you!

    • Johnny Vasquez

      July 14, 2013

      Yarn Over Needle (yon) is used when going from a knit stitch to a purl stitch. Yarn Forward Round Needle (yfrn) is used when going from a knit stitch to a purl stitch. They are both different types of Yarn Overs (yo). Does that help?