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How to Knit the Simple Lace Rib Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on July 9, 2012

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the simple lace rib stitch. This pattern is a basic lace stitch that is great for beginners. It’s good for baby blankets, scarves, shawls, and bags or an edging on a garment!

Skill: Intermediate
Worked over 4 stitches on a reverse stockinette background.

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit Through the Back Loop – KBL
Purl Through the Back Loop – PBL
Yarn Over – yo
Slip Stitch – sl
Pass Slip Stitch Over – psso
Knit Two Together – k2tog

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1 (RS): [k tbl] twice, *k3, [k tbl] 3 times; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3, [k tbl] twice
Row 2: [p tbl] twice, *p3, [p tbl] 3 times; rep from * to last 5 sts, p3, [p tbl]
Row 3: [k tbl] twice, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, [k tbl] 3 times; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, [k tbl] twice.
Row 4: [p tbl] twice, *p3, [p tbl] 3 times; rep from * to last 5 sts, p3, [p tbl]

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

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

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

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

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Comments

  1. christine

    November 22, 2012

    I love this stitch, will try it soon !
    Thank you very much for the instructions.

  2. Fiona Turner

    December 2, 2012

    When you say cast on multiples of 6 + 1 do you mean 7 stitches

    • Johnny Vasquez

      December 7, 2012

      Hi Fiona! You will cast on in multiples of 6 (12, 18, 24, 30, etc) and then add one to the end.