Easier than the classic Fisherman’s Rib stitch, the Shaker stitch (aka Half Fisherman’s Rib) is ideal for beginners.
It’s a simple two-row repeat pattern, and there is only one step to memorize; the odd rows are just knit rows.
This version is a delicate pattern, less spongy than the original one, and it doesn’t curl either.
The Shaker stitch, reversible and unisex, is perfect for knitting women’s and men’s scarves, cowls, sweaters, blankets, but also baby garments.
Let’s get started!
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).
BO: Bind off
Shaker stitch knitting pattern
CO an even number of stitches.
1º row: K across
2º row (RS): *P1, K1bo*. Repeat from * to *, to the end.
These two rows form the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO knitwise, after a row 2.
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
Hugs, and happy knitting!