The Rank and File Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #89

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the rank and file stitch. This slip stitch pattern creates a ribbed fabric with an interesting texture. It’s great for men’s scarves, sweater accents, and blankets.

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Video Tutorial

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
sl
Slip Stitch
yf
Yarn Forward
yb
Yarn Back

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  • Row 1: Knit all stitches
  • Row 2: K1, *yf, sl 2, yb, sl 2 back to main needle, k those 2 sts; rep from * to last st, k1
  • Row 3: K1, *p1, yb, sl 1, yf; rep from * to last st, k1
  • Row 4: K1, *yf, sl 1, yb, k1; rep from * to last st, k1
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Rank and File Stitch Right Side

Example of the Rank and File Stitch Wrong Side

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