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Each week we are going to bring to you a brand new tip or trick to help with your knitting and crocheting! This week we have a fabulous knitting stitch to share with you; the Fisherman's Rib Stitch.

The Fisherman's Rib Stitch will create beautifully textured garments, whilst adding a classic and complex look to your project with a stitch even beginners will be able to tackle! This knitting stitch is commonly found in scarfs, hats and jumpers.

Fisherman’s Rib Stitch - How to knit

This stitch is worked over a multiple of 2 stitches. Repeat the 2nd row to form the pattern.

1st row (RS): K.

2nd row: *K1, P1 below, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.

Purl 1 below (P1 below), second and subsequent rows: Insert the point of the right-hand needle purlwise through the centre of the stitch below the next stitch on left-hand needle. Wind yarn round needle, draw loop through stitch and allow the stitch above to drop off left-hand needle.

Fisherman's Rib

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Now that you are a Fishermans Rib stitch expert why not try one of the below patterns that include the Fishermans Rib Stitch?!

Fisherman's Rib Sweater and Cardigan in Stylecraft Life Heritage Cardigans in Fisherman Rib Knitted in King Cole Comfort DK Mens Fisherman's Rib Shawl Collared Jacket and Sweater in Stylecraft Life Heritage
Fisherman's Rib Sweater and Cardigan in Stylecraft Life Heritage Cardigans in Fisherman Rib Knitted in King Cole Comfort DK Mens Fisherman's Rib Shawl Collared Jacket and Sweater in Stylecraft Life Heritage

 

This blog is part of the Weekly Tips & Tricks series published every Wednesday to help users enjoy the pleasures of working with yarn and develop their knitting & crochet skills. You can browse the full series HERE


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