How to Knit The Fisherman’s Rib Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #152

How to Knit the Fisherman's Rib Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Fisherman’s Rib Stitch. This is a reversible pattern that creates a thick fabric with lots of volume and horizontal stretch. It is a great stitch for scarves, hats, and sweaters. It is similar to the Brioche stitch but has a slightly different look.
Also known as: shakers rib.

Do you knit left handed? Click here for the left handed verson!

Skill: Beginner
Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit One Below – k1b

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: P1, *k1b, p1* rep from * to end.

Row 3: K1, *p1, k1b; rep from * to last two sts, p1, k1.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:
Example of the Fisherman’s Rib Stitch – Reversible (click for larger)
Example of the Fisherman's Rib Stitch {Reversible}

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