The Basket Rib Stitch is a rib stitch similar to a 1×1 rib, that creates a grid or waffle like pattern. It is great as an alternative to a regular 1×1 rib, but it does not have as much horizontal stretch. Perfect for beginners, the basket rib stitch is a good pattern for hats and scarves, but can also be used on larger pieces of fabric like blankets and sweaters.
Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1
- Row 1 (RS): Knit all sts.
- Row 2: Purl all sts.
- Row 3: *K1, sl 1; rep from * to last st, k1.
- Row 4: *K1, wyif, sl 1, wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.
Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.