Rib cling factor

is there a standard on how clingy/stretchy the different ribs are? i know 1x1 and 2x2 are often used for socks and sweater bottoms and sleeves, but what about like a 3 x 3 or 4 x 2 for an entire sweater? would those be more form fitting or whatever the appropriate term is?


The wider ribs will be form fitting, but not as much as 1x1 or 2x2 and I’ve seen lots of sweater patterns in a wide rib. You could do a sampler with several to see how the different patterns behave. There’s also 3x2, 5x1 or 2, and 6x2. There’s not limit to the combinations you can make.