Is 2×2 rib stretchy?
When designing a knit project where you want a lot of stretch, a 2×2 rib is your best bet. The bottom hem of a sweater or the cuffs on sleeves are best done with a 2×2 rib.
How do you measure gauge in knitting?
If you use measuring tape, measure just the inner four inches of the swatch. Place the tape parallel to a row of stitches, and count how many stitches fall within these inner four inches, including half stitches. Divide this number by four, and compare it with the specified gauge (four stitches to one inch).
What is rib stitch in knitting?
Rib stitch is a textured vertical stripe stitch pattern and is created by alternating knit and purl stitches in the same row, then knitting the same stitch in the next row. This forms columns of knit and purl stitches, and is often used for cuffs or brims.
What is 2×1 rib stitch?
2×1 Rib Stitch
Just as simple to accomplish as the 1×1 or 2×2 rib stitch, you simply need to knit the knits and purl the purls, as it were. Knit Flat Instructions: When using a multiple of 3 stitches: CO any multiple of 3 sts. Row 1: *k2, p1; rep from * across.
Is 1×1 rib tighter than 2×2 rib?
This is important since sometimes a less stretchy rib is desirable, such as a border on a jacket or blanket or an allover pattern. However, while at first a 2×2 rib will appear tighter than a 1×1 rib, over time and with wear the softer rib will relax and lose some of its elasticity.