What does rib 2 mean in knitting?
The rib stitch consists of columns of knit stitches alternating with columns of purl stitches. … 2 x 2 ribbing: Alternates 2 knit stitches with 2 purl stitches. It pulls in slightly less than 1 x 1 ribbing. To create 2 x 2 ribbing, cast on a multiple of 4 stitches.
Which is tighter 1×1 or 2×2 ribbing?
This is important since sometimes a less stretchy rib is desirable, such as a border on a jacket or blanket or an allover pattern. However, while at first a 2×2 rib will appear tighter than a 1×1 rib, over time and with wear the softer rib will relax and lose some of its elasticity.