Diagonal Rib Stitch Pattern

The diagonal rib stitch pattern is a little different from the traditional ribbing stitches and creates a lovely textured pattern.  I think it's just so pretty.



Look how the rib stitches create a really cool diagonal pattern. The diagonal stitches almost look like steps. It's really pretty isn't it?  I just love it.


diagonal rib stitch


It certainly adds a little interest to plain knitting and you have to feel the texture of it. It's hard to explain but it feels really comfortable in my hand; a nice textured fabric, not too bulky. Of course you can use a bulky knitting yarn if you want too. It will still look lovely.

Some great things about this diagonal pattern are:

  • Lays flat and spreads out so you can really see the knitted pattern
  • Does not pull in (snug up) like regular rib stitch patterns
  • Looks great on both sides. Diagonal ribs go in the opposite direction on the opposite side.
  • Works great as an allover stitch pattern

I am thinking that the texture of this stitch pattern would make a really pretty skirt or pullover. But you can use it for anything you like. A blanket would be so pretty too. It is a very versatile stitch pattern.

If you are looking for a border stitch pattern that will lay flat and spread out, this would be a great choice although it is not very stretchy.

Make sure to knit up a swatch though so you will know exactly how it will look in your next project. It does spread out.

Note:

Even though the diagonal rib stitch is quite simple to knit, please be careful and go slowly. While it is a simple ribbing stitch pattern each row changes ever so slightly in order to create the diagonal lines in the pattern.


DIAGONAL RIB STITCH PATTERN

Multiple of 4 stitches

Row 1 and 2 (right side and wrong side respetively): *Knit 2, Purl 2; repeat from * to end of row.

Row 3: Knit 1, *purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * until 3 stitches are left, P2, k1

Row 4: Purl 1, * knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * until 3 stitches remain, knit 2, purl 1

Row 5: *Purl 2, knit 2; continue pattern from * to end of row

Row 6: Same as row 5

Row 7: Same as row 4

Row 8: Same as row 3

Knitting rows 1 - 8 will create this pretty pattern.

Enjoy




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