Today, you’ll learn how to knit the Sailor’s Rib stitch; a textured pattern, full of advantages for us knitters (similar yet more detailed than the Little Boxes stitch we practiced years ago).
Firstly, it’s a super easy four-row repeat pattern, which combines only knit and purl stitches, great for beginners (no need to increase or decrease at all).
Secondly, although both sides are different, I’d say that the Sailor’s Rib stitch is a reversible knitting pattern.
Well, the so-called “wrong side” of the work looks pretty too, so it’s a nice option for scarves, throws, blankets, etc.
Last but not least, it doesn’t curl or bend. The fabric lays flat no matter what (exactly as my doctor recommended).
So, no more chatting 🙂
Grab your needles and some yarn, and let’s get started!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side
ktbl: Knit one stitch through the back loop
BO: Bind off
WS: Wrong side
The odd rows form the right side of the work.
The first and the last are selvage stitches and will be knitted on each row.
Sailor’s Rib stitch knitting pattern
CO multiples of 5 +1 + 2 (edge stitches).
For example: 5 * 3 = 15 + 1 = 16 + 2 = 18 st.
Row 1 (RS): K1, ktbl, *P1, K2, P1, ktbl*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.
Row 2: K1, P1, *K1, P2, K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.
Row 3: K1, ktbl, *P4, ktbl*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.
Row 4: K1, P1, *K4, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.
These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
For symmetry, when finished BO working each st as it presents, after row 1 (WS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
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Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
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