Rib in knitting patterns

I need to know what:
rib2, rib2tog means practically in knit or purl language. I know what rib is, but I feel the word rib is used with seasoned knitters, instead of using K or P. I’m using such an easy pattern!? I cannot follow it, because of this word rib used in patterns in this way!
Thank you for anyone that can put a rib[x] rib[y]tog in knit or purl terms.
Thank You and I will Return the Favour,
E x

You need to knit the knit stitches, purl the purls, when doing the rib up to the point where you’re going to decrease. Look at the next stitch, position your yarn as if you’re going to work the next stitch on its own, but work both of them together - i.e. if your next stitch is a knit, but the next is purl, knit both of them together and work the next stitch as needed.
The ‘rib 2’ bit is telling you to knit one, purl one, or vice versa. Hope this helps! It might be useful to think of ‘rib’ or ‘ribbing’ as the stitch pattern, or sequence of stitches required to make the rib section.

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Thanks for that! E xxx

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Shintoga

    March 2

You’re welcome! :grin:


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    March 2

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