The rib stitch is a combination of the knit stitch and the purl stitch. It is a very flexible stitch, that’s why it’s often used for collars. This stitch looks the same on the front and on the back, so it can also be used for scarfs. In this article and the video below I will explain how to do the rib stitch on a knitting loom.
Knit and purl on a knitting loom
The rib stitch is made by a combination of the knit stitch and the purl stitch. There are three ways to do the knit stitch on a knitting loom. For the rib stitch I use the true knit stitch. In the video below I will explain how to do the true knit stitch on a knitting loom.
The true knit stitch is combined with the purl stitch. In the video I will also explain how to do the purl stitch on a knitting loom.
Video: rib stitch on a knitting loom
More stitches on a knitting loom
Knit and purl are basic stitches in knitting. Once you know how to do these stitches there are several beautiful combinations you can make with knit or purl. Look HERE for other stitches on a knitting loom, using knit of purl stitches.
Rib stitch pattern
For the rib stitch you can cast on with any cast on stitch you like. Cast on a multiple of 2 stitches. This means the number of stitches you cast on can be divided by the number 2. Once your knitwork is finished you can also cast off with any stitch you like.
In row one start knitting a true knit stitch, then a purl stitch, a knit stitch and so on untill the end of the row. If you have cast on an even number of stitches you will end your first row with a purl stitch.
If you have ended your first row with a purl stitch start the second row with a purl stitch again. Then a knit stitch, a purl stitch and so on. So on top of every knit stitch, you knit another knit stitch in the next row. For every purl stitch you knit a purl stitch in the next row.
Keep repeating this pattern on every row.