Sounds all sunshine and rainbows, right? The rub when it comes to this stitch is that it’s worked fairly differently flat vs. in the round. Rick rack rib stitch also involves needing to understand working in the back loop and working stitches out of order (hence my referring to its status as a cable-adjacent stitch a moment ago). Lucky for you, I’ve conjured up video tutorials for how to work the stitch both flat & in the round. Check them out!
If you like this funky ribbing, this stitch features prominently in my Rick & Roll Socks pattern if you’re eager to try it out on a full on knitting project.
How to Knit the Rick Rack Rib Stitch Flat
Start by casting on a multiple of 3 stitches plus 1, then follow the steps in this easy-to-follow video.
How to Knit the Rick Rack Rib Stitch in the Round
Start by casting on a multiple of 3 stitches, join them into a round, and then you’re ready to roll!