How to Knit Sailors Rib, an easy alternative
Whilst browsing through my ancient knitting stitches book to gather inspiration, I instantly made my pick and decided to knit sailors rib.
It is a knitting pattern that I associate with my mother and I'm sure she maybe used it to knit something for my dad back in the day.
Does it happen to you too?
That something like a knitting stitch or jersey or image can evoke so much memories?
However, I must clarify, the sailors rib is definitely suitable to knit for anyone and anything. And ultimately even a ladies knitwear item will look stunning in the Sailors knit stitch.
knit sailors rib - free knitting stitch pattern
- The sample was knit with Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn
- Knitting Needles according to the thickness of your yarn (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
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knitting techniques used:
- Casting on stitches
- Knit stitch
- Purl stitch
- Knitting into the back loop of the stitch
- Casting off stitches
size / dimensions (approximate):
4.5" wide (11.43cm) x 4" long (approximate 10cm) knit over 28 rows.
Don't think because you are a beginner you can not attempt something new.
If you are new to knitting, it is just a matter of changing your direction! (meaning literally to knit a few stitches through the back loop).
k - knit
k(1) tbl - knit 1 stitch through the back loop
p - purl
rep - repeat
RS - right side
st - stitch
sts - stitches
knitting pattern instructions
stitch PATTERN to knit sailor's rib:
Cast on multiples of 5 sts plus 1.
Knit as follows:-
Rows 1 (RS) - k(1) tbl, *p1, k2, p1, k(1) tbl, rep from * to end
2nd Row - p1, *k1, p2, k1, p1, rep from* to end
3rd Row - k(1) tbl, *p4, k(1) tbl, rep from * to end
4th Row - p1, *k4, p1, rep from * to end
Repeat these four rows until you have enough rows.
Cast off and weave in ends.
different KNITTING RIB stitches
- 1 x 1 Ribbing
- 2 x 2 Ribbing
- 3 x 3 Ribbing
- Garter Stitch Rib
- Moss Rib
- Fisherman's Rib
- Mock Fisherman's Rib
- Half Fisherman's Rib
- Broken Rib Stitch
- Ridge Rib Stitch
- Cartridge Belt Rib Stitch
- Farrow Rib Stitch
- Hunters Stitch
TO WRAP IT UP:
The Sailor's Rib stitch is an easy stitch and can be used in a variety of beginner knitting projects.
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