The Blanket Rib Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #67

Stitch Description

The Blanket Rib Stitch is an interesting rib pattern that uses increases and decreases together to create a textured fabric that is great for washcloths and afghans. It can also be used in sweaters, hats, and scarves as a substitute for other rib stitches. It does not have as much horizontal stretch as traditional ribbing.

Video Tutorial

Abbreviations

kfb
Knit Front and Back
k2tog
Knit Two Together
p2tog
Purl Two Together


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Row 1: Knit into the front and back (KFB) of each stitch.
  • Row 2: K2tog, *p2tog, k2tog; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Blanket Rib Stitch

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