The Double Woven Rib is a textured stitch pattern that looks slightly woven. Though it looks complex, this stitch is just a two-row repeat.
The woven rib texture is created by slipping two stitches with the yarn in front. The rest of the stitches are just knits or purls, making Double Woven Rib a great pattern for beginners.
This stitch tends to curl so it needs a border (like garter stitch) to keep it lying flat.
The reverse of Double Woven Rib mimics a rib stitch and is also quite handsome.
This swatch is knit using Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in the 410 Soft Fudge. This is an affordable cotton yarn that’s great for washcloths, rugs, coasters, sun hats and more! This yarn also comes in tons of colors.
To explore more stitches for beginners, check out the 10 Best Beginner Stitches series.
12+2 = 14
So, you could cast on 6, 10, 14 or so on.
Double Woven Rib Stitch
Cast on a multiple of 4 sts plus 2
Row 1 (RS): K2, *sl2 wyif, k2; repeat from * to end of row
Row 2: purl all sts
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Double Woven Rib Stitch flat
Double Woven Rib Stitch in the Round
Cast on a multiple of 4 sts
Round 1(RS): *K2, sl 2 wyif; repeat from * to end of round
Round 2: knit all sts
Repeat Rounds 1-2 for Double Woven Rib in the round
* *: Repeat instructions between the asterisks the number of time indicated
K2tog: Knit two stitches together
RS: Right side
Sl: slip a stitch(es)
Wyif: bring yarn to the front
YO: yarn over