Knitting a rib stitch is a knitting essential really. If you're making hats, cardigans, or jumpers, odds are you will need a rib stitch. It's perfect for cuffs, collars, scarves, socks etc. It makes a clingy edging that has good stretch.
In a knitting pattern the rib can be written in a couple of ways. Either 'k1, p1' or '1x1 rib.' This is for the basic rib I'll be showing today. Others may appear as '2x2 rib' or '3x3 rib' which means; knit 2, purl 2 or knit 3, purl 3.
Ok here goes..........
There are many varied types of rib stitch, endless really. My favourite is a 'fisherman's rib' which I might just do as another tutorial.