How to Knit Pique Rib Stitch [Free Video Tutorial & Written Pattern!]

Pique Rib Stitch is a lovely simple 4 row repeat that creates bags of lovely symmetrical texture. With only a 3 stitch pattern repeat, this stich is a great one to tackle as an adventurous beginner and really produce something that looks a lot more complex than it is.

I think this stitch pattern is really versatile and would work well incorporated into lots of different types of projects - from a baby blanket, to a scarf, and even as a square piece of knitting worked alongside other squares as a sampler blanket.

Pique Rib Stitch isn't a reversible stitch, but the pattern on the reverse side still gives you bags of texture and interest, making patterns like scarves or cowls a great option in this stitch as both sides of your work will look gorgeous. The short pattern repeat, and stitch repeat makes it a really versatile stitch and easy to adapt to any size of project in a way that larger pattern repeats struggle with.

For those of you who are more visual learners, I've left a link to the YouTube tutorial at the end of the written pattern - so you can follow along to a video if you find it easier than reading a written pattern.

Stitches Used

  • k - knit
  • p - purl

Written Pattern

Foundation Row: Cast on an a multiple of 3+2. (I like to use the long tail cast on, but any cast on method will work)

Row 1 (rs): *k2,p1* repeat from *to* until 2 stitches remain, k2.

Row 2: *p2,k1* repeat from *to* until 2 stitches remain, p2.

Row 3: *k2,p1* repeat from *to* until 2 stitches remain, k2.

Row 4: k all stitches.

Repeat row 1-4 until your project is the desired size, then cast off knit-wise during a Row 4 repeat.

Video Tutorial

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *