# Is this what a *k1, p1* ribbing suppposed to look like?

hey everyone…just wanted to check if this looks right…it really doesn’t look anything like the the pattern on the image so i just wanted to check…thanks!

always grateful

It’s a little hard to see but it looks like you’re doing a seed stitch instead of a rib. I think you’re knitting the purls and purling the knits. To get a seed or moss stitch you to purl the knits and knit the purls.
for example:
Row 1: knit 1 purl 1 knit 1 purl 1
Row 2: purl 1 knit 1 purl 1 knit 1
Row 3: repeat row 1 and so on

it says k1, p1 then row 2 = k the k sts and p the p sts…but that gives me a the pattern in the picture above and not the ribbing that’s in this image…help!
always grateful

I edited the above because I got a little backward when i was typing the first time. I should type when I haven’t had any caffiene yet.

To do ribbing you knit the knit sts and purl the purls st [B]as they look on the row you’re working on[/B]. Don’t try to remember them on the previous row - when you see a knit st (like a V) then knit it, and purl the bump.

trying to do k1p1 ribbing without having a multiple of 2 stitches cast on. I did this once and my ‘ribbing’ was a nice, pretty, non-ribbed diagonal. It looked good but it wasn’t what I intended.

When you’re ribbing, knit the knits and purl the purls.

If you cast on an EVEN # of sts, you start with a k and end with a purl. So on wrong-side rows, you would do the same (k,p,k,p…k,p). The purl you ended with on the first row looks like a knit stitch on the back, so you need to knit first.

If you’re working with an ODD # of sts, you end with a knit, meaning you need to start the next row with a purl.

You will see distinct rows and valleys. Here’s a sample of my recent k1,p1 rib: