The Rice Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #140

Example of the Rice Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The Rice Stitch is a basic texture pattern that is very easy to do. It is a great stitch for any type of project, especially washcloths, where the nubs provide a great scrubbing texture.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Row 1: (RS): P1, *K1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: Knit all sts

    Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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Example of the Rice Stitch

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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3 thoughts on “The Rice Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #140

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      The 2 + 1 is broken down like this:

      The first number is your pattern repeat. That is the number of stitches it takes to make one instance of the pattern. You will multiply this repeat as many times as necessary to create a piece of fabric that is of your desired length. So say you wanted a fabric that was big enough for a scarf using worsted weight yarn and you want 10 repeats of the pattern, you would cast on 20 stitches (10 repeats X 2 stitches per repeat).

      The second number is added to even out the pattern, often to make it symmetrical. In this case you’d add 1 extra stitch, bringing your total stitches in our example to 21.

      Does that make sense?

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