RIB STITCH (EVEN NUMBER OF STITCHES)
Rib stitch is usually used for knitting edges of garments.It’s an elastic, thick and reversible fabric that tends to maintain its shape.
It’s worked by alternating knit and purl stitches to the end of the row. On even rows, work stitches as they appear, this means knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.
When you cast on an even number of stitches, all of the rows will begin with a knit stitch.
… bring the yarn to the front and purl the next stitch…
place the yarn in the back and knit a stitch…
Keep alternating knit and purl stitches until you finish the row.
Turn your work and since you have an even number of stitches, begin the next row with a knit stitch.
Bring the yarn to the front and purl one stitch.
Place the yarn behind your work and knit one stitch.Repeat as many times as you like.