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Easy Lacy Rib Knitting Stitch Pattern

    This Easy Lacy Rib knitting stitch pattern is perfect for warm-weather knitting. With only a 3-stitch and 4-row repeat, you’ll soon get into the rhythm of the pattern without having to think too much.

    Can’t you see this as a cotton summer wrap, or perhaps as a tunic to wear over your tank top or swimsuit? Or use a lightweight yarn to create a simple shawl for cooler weather.

    The yarn I’m using is Chic Sheep by Marly Bird from Red Heart. I’m using US 8 [5 mm] Clover Takumi bamboo knitting needles. The grey yarn pictured below is Nifty Cotton from Cascade Yarns.

    Easy Lacy Rib

    Easy Lacy Rib stitch chart
    Easy Lacy Rib stitch chart
    Easy Lacy Rib stitch key
    Easy Lacy Rib swatch in grey

    Cast on a multiple of 3 sts + 1.

    Row 1 (WS): K1, *p2, k1; rep from *.
    Row 2: P1, *yo, ssk, p1; rep from *.
    Row 3: Rep Row 1.
    Row 4: P1, *k2tog, yo, p1; rep from *.

    Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern.

    That’s it! Watch the video for tips on how to read your knitting so that you can go “off pattern” and pick up wherever you left off.

    Abbreviations
    k: knit
    k2tog: knit 2 sts together
    p: purl
    rep: repeat
    ssk (slip, slip, knit): slip the next 2 sts one at a time knitwise, insert left needle into the fronts of these two sts, then knit them together through the back loops
    st(s): stitch(es)
    WS: wrong side
    yo: yarn over

    For more knitting stitch patterns, check out the list of stitch pattern dictionaries


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