How To Make Rib Stitch Neater: Twisted Rib Stitch
Here’s a little knitting technique to make your rib stitch look neater and more defined. I learnt this technique a few years ago through being unhappy with how my rib stitch button bands were looking on a little cardigan I was working on. It just looked messy and uneven. I googled it and asked around until Kate from my local yarn store, YAK introduced me to twisted rib stitch and I honestly haven’t looked back. It’s a really simple change to your standard rib stitch, where you knit into the back of the stitches rather than the front but it creates the rib stitch I was looking for; neat, even columns of knit and purl stitches.
Here’s how the two compare:
STANDARD RIB STITCH
TWISTED RIB STITCH
HOW TO WORK TWISTED RIB STITCH
Here’s how to work twisted rib stitch to make your rib stitch look neater and more defined:
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