Grecian Rib Stitch

Does anyone know of a video tutorial on how to do the Grecian Rib Stitch?

No but it may not be too hard to explain it to you. What does the pattern say to do that you don’t understand?

Insatiable curiosity. I had to know what the Grecian rib stitch is and found this. HTH I have to use that one in something, soon.

There is a scarf on the Purl Bee that I’d like to make.

Thanks! I saw that and it has you knitting the second then first stitch before taking off, but the instructions I’m looking at say to knot the second stitch then Lift over the first, then knit the first stitch… So I’m a bit confused!

Do it just the way the pattern wants then - knit the second st and cross the new st over the first stitch. You might have to do some slipping. Her pictures in the pattern would be more helpful if it wasn’t on the first row

I’m giving it a try and find it difficult to lift the stitch over… I’m new at this and wonder if I just need to practice a bit before I start in on the scarf. Unfortunately it is not looking anything like the picture. :frowning:

That always helps to practice with some other yarn first until you get it figured out. I found another description of the stitch, at least I think it’s the same, in a Knitty pattern.

Row 1 [RS, with smaller needle]: lift the 2nd st over the 1st st and knit it, then knit the 1st st.

It looks like you lift the stitch over first, knit into it, then knit the 1st st. I think it’s virtually the same, but may be easier for you to do.

I think it helps when you do this stitch to pull a [I]little[/I] bit more yarn through when you knit the second stitch. When you go to drop the second stitch off the left needle, it helps to use your index finger to keep the newly knit stitch on the right needle.

Yea! I’ve tried lifting the 2nd stitch over then knitting and it’s much easier. Thanks, I believe I’m on my way.

Great, glad we could help you out!

This is a fancy new name for an old stitch. I learned this stitch from an old knitting booklet from the 1960’s. It’s called the Cross Stitch.