Fancy Stitch Combo – Corded Rib

Instructions for working this stitch:
Cast-on a multiple of 4 stitches, plus 2
Every Row: K1, *SSK, M1L, P2*, repeat between *s to last stitch, K1
Repeat this row to desired length, BO in 2×2 rib.

To work this stitch in-the-round:
Cast-on a multiple of 4 stitches
Round 1: *SSK, M1L, P2*, repeat between *s to end of round
Round 2: *K2, M1R purlwise, P2tog*, repeat between *s to end of round
Repeat these rounds to desired length, BO in 2×2 rib.

A slow demonstration of the SSK stitch can be found here:

A slow demonstration of the Make 1 stitch can be found here:

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The scarf I’m wearing is called Hitchhiker, knit with Hazel Knits DK Lively.

The yarn I use for demonstration is Malabrigo Chunky.

The bamboo needles I’m using in the video are by Clover.

The nail color I’m wearing is CND Shellac polish, in color “Asphalt”.

8 comments on “Fancy Stitch Combo – Corded Rib

  1. I may be wrong, but that looks a lot like the stitch on the cuffs of one of the “Victory Tour” outfits in Catching Fire. (The one that is black, brown and gray)

  2. Of all the teaching/tutorial videos I’ve watched, I think yours are simply the best. And I mean ALL the videos of anything I’ve ever watched online- dancing, cooking – you name it YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

    South by Southwest music festival is this week in Austin & while I was sitting in traffic this morning in Los Angeles, I thought “why don’t the djs here interview you instead of all these rockers?!?!”

    The world would be a better place if every knitter took 5 minutes to watch one of your demonstrations.

    If I haven’t made myself clear, I think you are the Bee’s Knees to Knitting. Austin, Texas is lucky to have you.

    Thank you for taking the time and energy to create such wonderful tutorials. You are easy to understand and your videos are clear and precise.


    Angela in Los Angeles (newbie knitter)

  3. My gran-daughter who just turn 3 is in love with the Walt Disney movie Frozen. I will love to knit her Anna’s hat for Christmas, can you show us how?
    I am left handed but self taught myself how to knit right handed but do crochet left handed.
    I think you are one of the best teachers there is online. In the last six months I have learned more about knitting than the last five years I have been actively knitting. When I go shopping for yarns I have recommended your site to many people who want to learn how to knit.
    Thank you for all your hard work.

    Grace Rivera
    Charleston SC

  4. Hmmm. The video tutorial says that the two pattern rows are identical, but the instructions call for a M1R (vs. the M1L). Which did you use for the samples you showed us?

    Thanks for doing these. They are incredibly helpful and generous!

  5. Susan – please read the stitch instructions carefully…flat pieces are knit using the same row, every row. Pieces knit in-the-round have two alternating rows, using M1R and M1L.

    S t a c i

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