How to Knit The Fisherman’s Rib Stitch

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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