1x1 Ribbing


A 1x1 Rib stitch shows distinctive columns of knit and purl stitches. It produces a stretchy fabric and is common for brims on hats, sweaters and tops of socks.  What I love about this stitch is how stretchy it can be.


I knit the example swatching using US size 8 DPN with Cascade 220 Superwash.



On an even # of stitches

Row 1: K1, P1; rep to end

Rep this row until desired length


On an odd # of stitches

Row 1: K1, *p1, K1; rep from * to end

Row 2: P1, * k1, p1; rep from * to end

Rep these 2 rows until desired length


In the Round:

On even sts only

Rnd 1: k1, p1

Rep this rnd until desired length




I had fun doing this one while watching a few movies. It’s a very relaxing stitch and once you get into the groove, it is easy to just quickly knit up in front of the television.

Up next 2x2 Ribbing. Grab your knitting needles and explore along with me.


As always Happy Crafting my Copious Critters!


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