Hi there, I am new to knitting and I am making a hat on circular needles. If I have 56 stitches and knit 2 purl 2 will that create ribbing? I am on circulars and it doesn’t seem to have a ribbing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
doing knit 2 purl 2 [I]every round[/I] should produce ribbing in the round over 56 stitches.
as the pattern is over 4 stitches (2 knits plus 2 purls) for it to work you need the cast on number to be divisable by 4 (giving you a whole number). 56 is divisible by 4 so it shouldnt be an issue. Sometimes it can take and inch or so before ribbing looks like ribbing so just press on with it
remember for ribbing, if it looks like a kit you knit it if it looks like a purl you purl it.
Thank you tarrentella, I will press on with it.