A ribbing normally forms the basis of your knitted item - to knit 3x3 garter stitch rib, can add a different dimension to a garment you're planning to make.
The garter stitch rib is a reversible pattern in that the front and back of the stitch can both be used.
Actually, you can easily mistake the back of the stitch for the front.
The purl stitch in the front, creates a delicate and softer column stitch. The ribbing has a horizontal stretch, which you want in a ribbing.
knitting stitches - how to knit a garter stitch ribbiNG
how TO KNIT A GARTER STITCH RIBBING?
k - Knit
p - Purl
rep - repeat
st - Stitch
sts - Stitches
the pattern - 3 x 3 garter STITCH rib
EVEN STITCHES IN MULTIPLES OF 6
Cast on an even number of stitches in multiples of 6.
First row - *K3, P3* - repeat from * to end
Second row - Knit to end
Repeat these two rows until your work is the desired length.
more about the rib stitch
A 1 x 1 ribbing consists of columns of knit stitches alternating with columns of purl stitches (with the purl stitches neatly tucked away in between the knit stitches).
The 3 x 3 garter stitch ribbing obviously forms a wider column of knit and purl stitches.
The normal 3 x 3 ribbing differs in that the 3 knit and 3 purl stitches are alternated in the 2-row pattern.
When purl is knit in the front and the same stitch is knit at the back, it always creates a more delicate stitch.
where to use the knit a RIBBING stitch
Variations on knitted ribbings
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