I’ve decided that I like chunky knitting as it grows fast (impatient crafter here). When Debenhams asked me to join in their knitting challenge to celebrate their men’s knitwear range, I decided it was a good opportunity to make a handmade Christmas gift for my Grandad. I made a scarf using the Fisherman’s Rib Knitting pattern which I will share my version of below. My yarn selection was Wool and The Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool, which I also used for my Nelson Collar pattern. I purchased some wooden knitting needles from We Are Knitters and they are beautiful. They also had a silver version but both are out of stock at the moment! The Fisherman’s Rib stitch has a number of variations and will look the same on both sides of the work. It is voluminous and takes two rows before you can see the pattern. This is because you usually knit into the row below in between purl stitches. I have to add lifelines into my knitting as I often make mistakes!Fisherman’s Rib Pattern
- Cast on 15 stitches
- Row 1 – k1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of row
- Row 2 – p1, *k1b, p1, repeat from * to end of row
- Row 3 – k1, *p1, k1b, repeat from * to last 2 st, p1, k1.
- Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your scarf measures the desired length
- Cast off
I used this You Tube video to learn how to knit one below (k1b) in the fisherman’s rib stitch.
I have really enjoyed this knit and I’m already thinking of making a blanket in the fisherman’s rib stitch. What do you think?