How to Knit the Open Chain Ribbing Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the open chain ribbing stitch. This rib stitch is a great way to add lace elements to a manly scarf. The yarn overs create a chain like motif that also makes for a fabric that is attractive on both sides. If you aren’t familiar with the differences between the terms yarn over, yarn over needle, and yarn forward over needle, this is a good stitch to learn them. Use this pattern for scarves, blankets, or as an accent detail in a sweater.

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 2

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Purl Through the Back Loop – p tbl
Knit 2 Together – k2tog
Yarn Over – yo
Yarn Over Needle – yon
Yarn Forward Round Needle – yfrn

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1 (WS): K2, *p4, k2; rep from * to end
Row 2: P2, *k2tog, [yo] twice, sl 1, k1, psso, p2; rep from * to end
Row 3: K2, *p1, purl into front of first yo, purl into back of 2nd yo, p1, k2; rep from * to end
Row 4: P2, *yon, sl 1, k1, psso, k2tog, yfrn, p2; rep from * to end

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

Example of the Open Chain Ribbing Stitch Right Side (click for larger)
Example of the Open Chain Ribbing Right Side

Example of the Open Chain Ribbing Stitch Wrong Side (click for larger)
Example of the Open Chain Ribbing Wrong Side

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