Fancy Knitting Stitch: Eyelet Rib Stitch Tutorial

Fancy Knitting Stitch: Eyelet Rib Stitch Tutorial.

 

At this pace, we are basically going to put together an entire collection of Rib Stitches: we just can’t get enough! This time, it’s the Eyelet Rib Stitch turn. It’s halfway between a cable and a ribbing stitch, with little eyelets all over the ribs and crossing stitches that give the illusion of a cable stitch.

Fancy Knitting Stitch: Eyelet Rib Stitch

Eyelet Rib Stitch

The swatch you see in the picture has been made using size 4 mm / US 6 Beechwood Knitting Needles (you can choose the right needle size adjusting to your yarn and tension) and BettaKnit’s Love My Jeans (95% recycled denim for an eco-friendly yarn 🌎), holding 2 plies together in the shades Cherry and Marsala.

This is an intermediate level stitch, so if you are just starting your knitting journey, we recommend checking out our YouTube channel where you can practise the knitting basics with many videotutorials 😉

 

What are the stitches and techniques you need to know?

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Decreases: K2Tog, Slip-Knit-Pass over (SKP)
  • Increase between 2 stitches below

You will also need a cable needle to cross one of the increase stitches.

Let’s have a look at the steps to knit this stitch.

How to knit the Eyelet Rib Stitch

Cast on a multiple of 12 + 2 stitches.

Row #1 (RS = right side):
  • *Purl 2 stitches, K2Tog (knit 2 stitches together), 1 SKP (slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch), purl 2 stitches, knit 4 stitches*.
  • Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Purl the last 2 stitches.
Row #2 (WS = wrong side) and following even rows:

Work the stitches as they appear (knit on knit stitches and purl on purl stitches).

Row #3:
  • *Purl 2 stitches, 1 increase between 2 stitches below (insert the right needle in between the 2 stitches of the previous row, right below the needles, yarn over and pull the increase stitch out), knit 1 stitch. With the cable needle, 1 increase between 2 stitches below (through the same spot of the previous increase) and hold it in front of the work. With the right needle, knit 1 stitch, move the increase stitch from the cable needle onto the right needle, then purl 2 stitches, knit 4 stitches*.
  • Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Purl the last 2 stitches.
Row #5:
  • *Purl 2 stitches, knit 4 stitches, purl 2 stitches, K2Tog, 1 SKP*.
  • Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Purl the last 2 stitches.
Row #7:
  • *Purl 2 stitches, knit 4 stitches, purl 2 stitches, 1 increase between 2 stitches below, knit 1 stitch. With the cable needle, 1 increase between 2 stitches below and hold it in front of the work. With the right needle, knit 1 stitch, move the increase stitch from the cable needle onto the right needle*.
  • Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Purl the last 2 stitches.

Continue knitting repeating Rows 1 – 8.

Eyelet Rib Stitch Chart

Eyelet Rib Stitch Chart

Eyelet Rib Stitch Chart

Let us know in the comment section below what you’re going to knit using this stitch and share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #bettaknit!

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