Rib stitch on a Sirdar pattern

by Toni
(South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA)

What exactly does this mean?:

Rib6, rib2tog, (rib6, rib2tog) 5 times, rib6

I am making a baby hat and have just knitted 2x2 rib for the cuff. I am confused what the 'rib' is and how to do 2tog with the rib? This is a decrease, just unsure how to do it. Is it a 1x1 rib? This is an English pattern. Not sure what they are talking about.

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Apr 28, 2021
decrease in rib - rib2tog
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Toni,

You're working k2,p2 ribbing and now you're at a decreasing row. Here is how the knitting goes;

You start out by rib6 or working in rib pattern for 6 sts which are k2, p2, and k2.
Then rib 2tog, which is p2tog and now you're left with just 1 purl st.

Repeat the above process again 5 times, then finish off the ribbing on the last 6 sts.

Thank you for the question and visit. Have fun knitting!


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