Slide Step Rib Cloth

testknit.2 -- woodlandstx

Designed by solmama October 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in a vintage pattern book printed on news print paper. I bought it at a garage sale minus a cover, so I don’t know the title of the book. Knit by my amazing test knitter Susan πŸ˜€ You can check her out on ravelry as woodlandstx.

Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
Susan knit this pattern using Lion Cotton in Avocado.
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back


Cast On 38 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 6 + 8 border stitches

Knit 4 rows

Row 1: K4, *P3, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, repeat from *to the last 4 stitches, K4

Row 2: K4, *P3, K3, repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4

Row 3: K4, *P3, K1, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, repeat from * to the last 4 stitches, K4

Repeat Rows 1-3 fifteen more times.

Knit 4 rows

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

testknit.1 -- woodlandstx



Filed under cloth, Patterns

7 responses to “Slide Step Rib Cloth

  1. Nice knits!

    I wish I can add your collection to mine but I think it’s too heavy when I want to post them to my customers.

    Enjoyed your blog though!


  2. missmandigirl

    Oooooo I LUV it πŸ™‚ Gotta make this one for sure!

  3. rexsreine

    I really like the look of this but absolutely cannot get this pattern to work. I’ve been knitting for only six months, so I’m sure it’s me. Rows 1 and 3 don’t come out right and I have extra stitches. I’ve tried at least eight times but don’t see what I am doing wrong. Help, please!


    • solmama

      I am wondering if you are doing a yarn over (yo) instead of moving the working yarn in front of the work or in back of the work. A yarn over is wrapped over the needles and would create extra stitches.

      Here is a helpful how to video SLIP 1 PURLWISE WITH YARN IN FRONT

      Here is a helpful how to video SLIP 1 PURLWISE WITH YARN IN BACK

      I hope this helps! Good for you for asking questions. I wish I would have done that more as a beginner. LOL

      I am always here to help!

      ❀ solmama

      • rexsreine

        Thank you so much for replying. I belong to an online knitting novices group and asked about this. One kind soul pointed out that my slip stitches needed to be creating a bar – and that’s where I was messing up. I still, unfortunately, have the exasperating tendency to create yarn overs that make extra stitches – and holes! I am getting better but it’s slow going. I haven’t been able yet to complete one of your cloths, but I WILL, so help me!

  4. Is this a reversible stitch that would work for a baby blanket?

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