Crafters Dictionary / Craft Dictionary: Knit 1, Purl 1 Rib

Our featured post from Crafters Dictionary is the K1, Purl 1 Rib.

This is a knitting stitch pattern that produces an elastic rib stitch by alternating knit and purl stitches when knitting.

In hand-knitting, the knit 1, purl 1 rib stitch pattern is achieved by knitting and purling.

Knit 1, Purl 1 Rib Stitch on even number of stitches

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Row 1: K1, P1; repeat this to the end.

Repeating this row forms the pattern.


Knit 1, Purl 1 Rib Stitch on an odd number of stitches

Cast on odd numbers of stitches.

Row 1: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from * to the end.

Row 2: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to the end.

Repeating these rows form the pattern.


Machine Knitting

K1 Purl 1 rib can be done on the knitting machine by reforming the alternate purl stitch to a knit stitch.

It can also be done on a knitting machine using a ribber and knitting machine together and then setting them to knit the rib pattern.

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