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Fisherman rib (fisherman's rib) stitch pattern produces the same appearance on both sides. It can be used in reversible items such as scarves and hats. I am working on my daughter's skirt for a school uniform and I used the fisherman's rib pattern on the top third to make it more interesting. The pattern looks very similar to regular 1x1 rib but in a much neater way. When stretching the fabric out, the hidden pattern would pop out between each ribbing and make it look really pretty. I just love this great pattern.
Knit One Below (K1B)
Fisherman's rib require K1B knitting technique. It's very simple. What you do is to knit into a stitch below below the next stitch on the left-hand needle. (see image below) Knit it in the usual way, drawing the loop throught, then slide both of stitches off the needle.
Here is the instruction for the fisherman's rib.
Cast on an odd number of stitches.
Foundation row: Knit (this row is not to be repeated)
Row 2 (right side): Sl 1, *K1B, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Sl 1, *p1, K1B; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Repeat row 2 and row 3 to form Fisherman's rib pattern.
Note: always slip purlwise and K1B should not be used at the beginning and the end of the row.
Knitting Abbreviation used in this pattern.
K = knit
p = purl
Sl = slip
K1B = knit one below
sts = stitch, stitches
rep = repeat
Here is my video showing how to do the K1B. The one showing here is not a fisherman rib pattern but the method of doing K1B is the exactly the same. Enjoy!