Ribbing the cuff question

I’ve just started another hat and I’m confused about the same thing I was last time. It’s K2 P2 on each row for 3 inches.

When doing ribbing like this, should I be knitting the purls or knitting the knits? [I]( [I]my guess is knit the purls)
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Pauline

Nope, ribbing is always knit the knits and purl the purls. Are you knitting in the round or flat?

Thank you, Jan. I’m knitting flat and I wanted to be sure so I wouldn’t have to start over. :slight_smile:

You need the cuff to be able to stretch and you’ll only get that with ribbing - it’s usually knit one, purl one or knit two, purl two.

Knitting the purls and vice versa gives you moss/basket stitch, but in general you would knit what shows as a knitted stitch and purl what shows as a purled stitch.

Enjoy your knitting!

Gillian

Thanks, Gillian. So far, the hat looks good with a nice 3 inch ribbing.