- see all comments
"This is the 8th or 9th dead link I've hit this morning trying to look at the patterns from one newsletter, i can only presume that the person putting the newsletter together does not have time to check and verify the links."
"New pattern, first time I've seen a picture of it on this site. Unfortunately, there is a problem with the link, when you click on it you receive an "oops" message, that the pattern is no longer available."
"Not sure why you would leave your comment on an entirely different pattern but anyway, the pattern actually specifies and gives step by step instructions on what the chain 5 is- (Bring st back to left-hand needle. K1) 5 times Chain 5 made. Bring st back to left-hand needle. K4tog. Rep from to last 2 (3-1) st(s). Chain 5. Bring st back to left-hand needle. K3 (4-2) tog. Fasten off."
How to Knit Fisherman's Rib Stitch
Even for beginners, learning to knit the fisherman's rib stitch is a breeze!
We are adding the pattern to your Knitting Patterns.
This pattern has been saved to My Knitting Patterns.
Click here to view your Knitting Patterns.
The fisherman's rib stitch is a fun and fluffy variation on a traditional 1 by 1 rib stitch. In fact, some knitters even prefer the fisherman's rib to other rib stitches because it's simply a one-row repeat stitch with a set up row. This stitch, however, gives you a wonderful, multidimensional effect to your finished fabric that's warm, cozy, and extra fluffy.
Use this easy knitting stitch for the ends of sweater sleeves or the brims of hats for its stretchiness, or knit an entire piece in this stitch for a thick, cozy winter piece. This tutorial is also great for tea cozies or coffee sleeves due to the thickness and its flexibility. After trying this stitch out, you may never find yourself using the classic rib stitch again.
Many people compare this rib stitch to brioche knitting. While it's true that they do look very similar, the fisherman's rib is much, much easier to work, and the structure of the stitches themselves is nearly identical.
Watch and Learn
How to Knit Fisherman's Rib Flat
CO an even number of sts
Row 1 (set up row): P all sts
Row 2: (P1, k1b), repeat ( ) until you have 2 sts remaining, end p2
Repeat row 2 for rest of project.
*See below for our tutorial on how to work a k1b
How to Knit Fisherman's Rib in the Round
CO an even number of sts + 1 for the invisible join
Rnd 1 (set up rnd): K all sts
Rnd 2: (P1, k1b), repeat ( ) around
Rnd 3: (K1, p1b), repeat ( ) around
Repeat rnd 2 for rest of project.
*See below for our tutorial on how to work a k1b/p1b
How to Work a K1B (Knit 1 Below)
Work to the point in your pattern that calls for the K1B.
Identify the hole below the stitch that calls for the K1B and insert your needle into that hole from front to back.
Yarn over and bring the yarn through the stitch, just like a normal knit stitch.
Sweep the entire stitch and the stitch above it off of the old needle. (Don't worry, this is not a dropped stitch; working into the stitch below will prevent the stitch from dropping.)
Read NextHow to Knit the Ridge Stitch
Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!
Tags / Related Topics
Your Recently Viewed Projects
Images from other crafters
Feb 28, 2017
I live a good browse on this site and nearly always find something new to try. I had never heard of the fishermans rib before and liked the look of it in the image so decided to give it a go. The videos tutorial like all of the ones I have viewed on this site is excellent and takes you through the stitch in a really simple yet effective way. I love how the rib has turned out and think I will be using this on m next baby vest rather than conventional rib. Looking forwarding to putting this new skill into practise.
Aug 19, 2016
I'm so glad that I found this video because I've been seeing the fisherman's rib stitch and I've just thought that it was the same as the stockinette stitch! This was super helpful and I can't wait to try it myself!
Report Inappropriate Comment
Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.
Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.
Project of the Day
Easy No Sew Sweater
If you hate free knitting patterns for sweaters that feature tons of seaming and sewing, this is a great pattern to add to your… Continue reading: "Easy No Sew Sweater"
- How to Knit the Ridge Stitch
- Easy Baby Blanket
- Simple Moss Stitch Dishcloth
- How to Knit the Butterfly Lace Stitch
- How to Find Both Ends of a Skein of Yarn
- How to Knit Fisherman's Rib Stitch
- How to Knit the Double Stockinette Stitch
- Winter Cable Knit Beanie Pattern
- How to Change Colors at the End of a Row
- How to Do an Invisible Join
Something worth saving?
- SAVE all your favorite patterns
- ADD personal notes
- QUICKLY reference your patterns
Our Newest Patterns & Articles
- Coastline Headband
- Round Dickey Pattern
- Grapes Sherbet Shawlette
- Ribbed Hat Pattern For Men And Women
- Watermelon Delights Shawl
- Byzantine Ribbed Stitch
- Nearly Seamless Cuffed Bootie Slippers For Adults
- Cobblestone Infinity Scarf
- Diagonal Basketweave Stitch
- Simple Snood
- 15 Free Cute Knitting Patterns for Every Season
- 24 Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns
- 9 Free Knitting Patterns Perfect for Spring
- A Knitters Gift Guide: 8 Homemade Gift Ideas
- A Yarn Hoarders Guide to Organization: Knitting Storage Solutions, Simple Knitting Patterns and More
- Easy Lace Knitting Patterns
- How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials
- The Best Light & Lacy Knit Scarf Patterns: 7 Free Scarf Patterns for You