How to knit the Rambler stitch pattern
Knitting stitch patterns

How to knit the spectacular Rambler stitch

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit the Rambler stitch, step by step.

Maybe it looks complex, but it isn’t!

Actually, it’s similar yet easier than the Broken Brioche stitch we practiced some months ago.

The main difference is that we don’t have to purl into the stitch from the row below, you’ll see what I mean.

And the second difference is that the Rambler stitch is not reversible.

Although it has a fluffy texture to it, great for Autumn-Winter garments, I tried it using cotton yarn, and the result was not too dense or heavy.

I think it’s a pretty versatile pattern, suitable for a wide range of projects…

What kind of projects?

Well, I think it’s perfect for a blanket. But also, for a hat.

From there, the possibilities are endless: Rectangular shawls, cowls and scarves, on the accessory side.

Yet a sweater or cardigan will look beautiful <3

Additionally, it’s a sixteen-row repeat pattern, but don’t panic!

The even rows are worked the same way, and the odd rows are also equal.

The good news is that there are two steps to be repeated throughout the pattern, we’ll just invert them!

However, before we start, I’d like to share something with you:

A couple of tips for knitting the Rambler stitch

My first suggestion is to place a marker showing the even rows because they form the right side of the work and it’s not what we are used to.

A second recommendation is that you write down which row you just finished. I just write down from 1 to 16, and I cross off as I finish each row.

That’s it! As you can see, nothing über complicated, but really helpful when knitting this pattern 😉

Ok, grab your needles, and some yarn, and let’s get busy!


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

P: Purl

K: Knit

K1bo: Knit one stitch from the row below (insert the needle into the stitch from the previous row, and knit)

RS: Right side of the work

WS: Wrong side of the work

BO: Bind off


The even rows form the RS of the work.

There are no edge stitches included in the stitch count; if you like to have them, add two stitches.

This swatch was made out of a 100% cotton yarn #ad

Rambler stitch knitting pattern and tutorial. So Woolly.

Rambler stitch knitting pattern

CO an odd number of st.

1º,  3º, 5º and 7º rows (WS): K2, *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1

2º, 4º, 6º, and 8º rows (RS): K1, *K1bo, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K1bo, K1

9º, 11º, 13º, and 15º rows: K1, *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end

10º, 12º, 14º, and 16º rows: K1, *P1, K1bo*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, P1, K1.

These sixteen rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO purlwise after a row 16 (WS).

This is the other side of the work:

Rambler stitch knitting pattern and video tutorial

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the Rambler stitch

I hope you like it (and please, don’t forget to share the love 😉 You’ll find me on Instagram as @sowoolly

Hugs, and happy knitting!

Carolina – So Woolly

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