In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit and properly bind off the original version of the Fisherman’s Rib stitch.
A traditional, reversible, two-row repeat pattern, identical on both sides, great for knitting fisherwomen’s and fishermen’s scarves, cowls, blankets, and jumpers or cardigans. It is also suitable for non fishing folk.
The Fisherman’s Rib stitch is a spongy and pretty stretchy pattern (spongier than the Shaker stitch or Half Fisherman’s Rib we practiced some weeks ago). It lays flat (it never curls), similar but easier to the Brioche stitch.
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
K1bo: Knit one stitch from the row below (insert the needle in the stitch form the previous row and knit).
passo: pass the stitch over
BO: Bind off
Fisherman’s Rib stitch
For symmetry, CO an odd number of stitches (it will include 2 edge stitches, the first and the last, which will be knitted on each row).
Set up row: K1, *K1 P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K1, K1.
1º row (RS): K1, *P1, K1bo*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, P1, K1.
2º row: K1, *K1bo, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K1bo, K1.
These last two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO after a row 2, as follows:
K2, pass the st over, *K1bo, passo, K1, passo*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1, passo.
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
And this is it for today, my little Woollies! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, thank you for watching, and happy knitting 😀
Carolina – So Woolly