How to Knit the Basket Rib Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #19

Stitch Description

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 stretch.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
sl
Slip Stitch
wyif
With Yarn In Front
wyib
With Yarn In Back


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

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.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Basket Rib Stitch

Example of the Basket Rib Stitch


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