The Single Lace Rib Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #178

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the single lace rib stitch. This stitch is a delicate version of ribbing. The lace rib stitch is a great way to add interest to any area that would traditionally be knit in ribbing.

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Materials Used

Imperial Yarn Tracie Too

Tracie Too is a worsted spun version of Imperial’s popular woolen spun Tracie Yarn. With a very soft hand it knits up in a lovely lofty fabric. At 395 yards per skein, this yarn is a great choice for single skein shawl and sock projects. Available in eight rich colors as well as Natural.

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Addi Lace Click Interchangeable Needle Set

Have all the needles you’ll ever need in one convenient carrying case! The addi Lace Click system provides 8 different sizes of addi Lace tips, five different lengths of our new, extremely pliable blue cord, and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your cords. The Click tips require no tools to change; simply insert the cord deep into the tip, twist and release. The tips will remain secure until you change them, thanks to the Click's revolutionary locking mechanism. The addi Click tips are nickel plated. Our nickel plating process is electro-static, which produces a smooth, rounded edge, where the tip and the cord "click" together.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Knit 2 Together
Purl 2 Together
Yarn Over
Yarn Round Needle

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4 + 1

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 1

  • Row 1: (right side) K1, *yo, k2tog, p1,k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: p1, *yrn, p2tog, k1,p1; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat these 2 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Single Lace Rib Stitch Right Side

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

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