Interrupted Rib Stitch Pattern by Janice Jones
The Interrupted Rib Stitch Pattern is a simple pattern made entirely of knit and purl stitches. It creates a textured fabric that resembles a simple 1 x 1 ribbing, but the difference, if you look closely makes it unique.
Though it is not completely reversible, both sides look great. I love this stitch because it works great for blankets, pillows, dishcloths and even market bags. Let's take a closer look.
This pattern is a very easy beginner-friendly basic knit stitch that requires one know how to make knit and stitch stitches.
k - Knit
P - Purl
CO - Cast on
BO - Bind off
* * Repeat instructions between astericks for the specified number of times
RS - Right Side
WS - Wrong Side
How to make a knit stitch
How to make a purl stitch
How to cast on
How to bind off
How to read written knit instructions
How to weave in end
Both sides are not identical but both sides look great, so technically, it is not reversible, but it would be a good choice for projects that require that both sides look great.
I used a number 4, worsted weight yarn, 100% wool and a US number 7 or 4.5 mm knitting needles.
Cast on Multiples of 4. I CO 24 stitches.
Row 1: (RS) *K2, P2,*to end of row.
Row 2: (WS) *K2, P2* to end of row.
Row 3: K across row
Row 4: P across row.
This is a very knit stitch pattern that is easy to follow using written directions. Still, its not too early to learn how to read and understand a knitting chart. If you would like to check it out, here is a knitting chart for the written instructions for working this stitch on straight needles or flat knitting.
This is an easy knit pattern that is perfect for beginners. If you need a project to practice and use this rib, consider a: