The Rank and File Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #89

Stitch Description

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.

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
sl
Slip Stitch
wyif
With Yarn in Front
wyib
With Yarn in Back


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics

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.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Rank and File Stitch Right Side

Example of the Rank and File Stitch Wrong Side

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