Linked Rib Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the linked ribs stitch. This stitch creates an interesting rib pattern. The linked ribs stitch would be great for scarves, baby blankets, and sweaters!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Mountain Meadow Wool

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Knit Stitch – K
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Cross 2 Left (C2L)- Insert the right needle into the second stitch, while holding the first stitch with your left finger. Carry the needle right off the first stitch on the left needle, knit, knit on the first stitch. Pull the left needle out of the second stitch. The left stitch crosses over the right stitch.

Cross 2 Right (C2R)- Put the left needle behind the first stitch, Insert it into the second stitch knitwise. Push the right needle away, and knit to right of the first stitch. Knit on the first stitch, pull the left needle out of the stitch, the right stitch crosses over the left stitch.

Skill: Easy
Cast On:Multiple of 8+ 4 sts.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): p4, *k1, p2, k1, p4; rep from *to end.

  2. Row 2

    k4, *p1, k2, p1, k4; rep from * to end.

  3. Row 3

    p4, *k1, p2, k1, p4; rep from *to end.

  4. Row 4

    k4, *p1, k2, p1, k4; rep from * to end.

  5. Row 5

    p4, *C2L, C2R, p4; rep from * to end.

  6. Row 6

    k4, *p4, k4; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1-6 until you reach your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Linked Rib Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Linked Rib Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Linked Rib Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Linked Rib Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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