The Rank and File Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #89

How to Knit the Rank and File stitch

About this Stitch Pattern


The Rank and File Stitch is a slip stitch pattern which creates a ribbed fabric with an interesting texture. It’s great for men’s scarves, sweater accents, and blankets.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern


Stitch Pattern Details


Skill Level

Easy

Row Count

4

Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions


Cast On: Multiples of 2

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

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos


Example of the Rank and File Stitch Right Side

Example of the Rank and File Stitch Wrong Side

Stitch Pattern Characteristics