Moss Rib Knitting Stitch

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Moss Rib stitch is a chic, sophisticated knitting stitch that’s incredibly simple to work and memorize. Since it’s made only with knit and purl stitches, it would be a good one to tackle if you’re just starting on pattern stitches, or a nice choice for a project that you want to work quickly without having to think too hard. It’s not especially stretchy (like a 1×1 rib would be) but it lays relatively flat and smooth.

Moss Rib Stitch

Multiple of 11 + 5

Row 1) *k5, (k1, p1) 3 times,* k5

Row 2) *p5, (p1, k1) 3 times,* p5


k = knit

p = purl

repeat what’s between the * *


It sort of feels dumb – knit 5, then knit 1, but the way the pattern is written is pretty easy to remember. You could also think of it as knit 6, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1; and you should, if that’s easier for your keep in your head.