Fisherman's Rib Stitch Pattern


How to Knit: The Fisherman's Rib Stitch | Knitting Pattern & Tutorial for Chunky Ribbing


Also called the English rib, the Fisherman's rib is a chunky & reversible rib texture. This video tutorial will walk you through the technique step-by-step.


First you will need to cast on an even number of stitches, then do a setup row consisting of just purl stitches.


Then you repeat: Pattern: *p1, k1b Repeat from * until last 2 stitches, then p2 (Where k1b = a 'knit 1 below' stitch)


To bind off, you can do the usual bind off technique, but every other stitch will be a k1b rather than a k: k1, k1b, pso *k1, pso, k1b, pso

Repeat from * to end of row. (Where pso = pass the (k/k1b) stitch over)


Try and bind off loosely, because the rib stitch is stretchy so you don't want the edges tight and restrictive. Thanks for watching!

If you don't know the difference between circular and flat knitting, I'll just give a little overview first - but I'll also be doing a more in-depth lesson soon.



Even though circular knitting needles are used in both of these examples, only the knitting on the right is circular knitting, whilst the knitting on the left is flat knitting. You can tell because the circular knitting always forms a circle or tube, so there is no separation between the ends of the rows.



Examples of a flat knitting chart (on the left) and a circular knitting chart (on the right):


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