What is a rib? 1 x 1 rib, 2 x 1 rib, 2 x 2 rib

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I want it to get warmer soon and summer to come ~~

By the way, this blog introduces ribs!

table of contents

  • What is a rib?
  • 1×1 rib, 2×1 rib, 2×2 rib
  • Difference between 2×1 rib and 2×2 rib
  • Lastly

What is a rib?

here are various knitted fabrics, but it is a very elastic tissue used especially for the cuffs and hem.

Everyone will have seen it once.

1 x 1 rib .2 x 1 rib .2 x 2 rib

There are various types of ribs, but this time we will introduce these ribs.

1×1 rib

<Organization diagram> The front and rear pitches match.

Front eye, back eye

Elastic, loose eyes and supple.

The hem and cuffs are often used to take advantage of their elasticity.

2×1 rib

<Organization diagram> Half pitch shift.

Second front, second back

It is knitted more firmly than 2×2.

2×2 rib

<Organization diagram> Match the front and rear pitches.

Second front, second back

The unevenness is solid and emphasized as a design.

Difference between 2×1 rib and 2×2 rib

By the way, can you tell the difference between 2×1 rib and 2×2 rib other than the contents explained above?

I used to call 2×1 ribs 2×2 ribs … sweat

The difference between 1×1 ribs and 2×2 ribs is easy to understand, but it is difficult to distinguish between 2×1 ribs and 2×2 ribs because they look almost the same.

 First of all, in terms of appearance, it is easy to understand if you look at the connection with the Tenjiku eyes instead of the rib eyes.

This is 2×1 rib

The 2nd front and 1st back are connected to the Tenjiku.

This is 2×2 rib

The 2nd front and 2nd back are connected to the Tenjiku.

If you look closely, you see, it’s different.

Well, what’s different is …

The 2×2 rib will fit inside more tightly.

According to seniors and factories, it seems that cuffs basically use 2×1 ribs rather than 2×2 ribs.

The reason is that even if they look almost the same, the cuffs are firm and stable because the thread crossover is shorter than the 2×2 ribs.

Then, when to use 2×2 ribs, when you want to make it more squeaky.

For example, if you are using 2×1 ribs on the cuffs and want to design it so that it fits inside more tightly, try using 2×2 ribs.

However, it is more stable than 2×1 ribs, so it may be better to add stretch yarn for knitting.

 It depends on the material and properties of the thread, so please check the specifications that suit each characteristic each time to make a nice knit.


How was it?

When I wrote my blog, I researched ribs and felt the depth of knitwear.

There are still many types, so I will introduce them in the next blog ☺