I love this rib stitch pattern because it is so easy to knit. It looks like cable stitch but without having to do the cable work. Best of all, it only has 4 repeated rows! Hope you give it a try on your next project.
Here is the pattern:
Multiple of 7 + 2
Row 1 (right side): P2, *k5, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K2, *p5, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: P2, *k2tog, yf, k1, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 4: As row 2.
Repeat these 4 row to form Double Eyelet Rib Stitch.
I used this pattern to work on this double-eyelet-rib short skirt (see photo above). The way I worked the pattern was a little different than the direction above because I knitted in round rather than in a row. The skirt turned out nicely and I'm very pleased with the result.
Knitting Abbreviations Used In This Pattern are:
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
yf = yarn forward
sl = slip (knitwise)
psso = pass over (lift the previous stitch over the new stitch)
rep = repeat