The 1×1 rib stitch is a common pattern used for shaping in many knitted garments. This foundational knitting stitch makes up traditional ribbing. Alternating knit and purl stitches, a stretchy fabric is made that holds tight to the skin. The 1×1 rib stitch is used in everything from sweaters to socks to mittens. It has a large amount of stretch which is great for fitted clothes. It is particularly useful for collars and cuffs, but can also be on its own for scarves or hats.
Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1
- Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1* rep from * to end
Repeat row 1 until you have reached your desired length.