How To Knit Mock Fisherman’s Rib

Searching for a chunky, cool rib stitch which looks complicated but is actually super easy to knit? Well, look no further, as this week we will be showing you how to knit mock fisherman’s rib!

The sides of this reversible stitch are a little bit different – one side has a crisp rib design while the other is more textured. Here the textured side will be the right side, but either side can be used.

We take you step-by-step through the stitch pattern below, or for some live action check out our video:

Mock Fisherman's Rib

How to knit mock fisherman’s rib

1. Cast on an uneven number of stitches.

2. Knit all stitches across your first row.

3. Purl 1 stitch, then insert the right needle through the middle of the stitch directly below the next stitch on the left needle – don’t worry if it feels a little funny. It’s gonna be okay.


4. Wrap the yarn and complete as a normal knit stitch. Alternate between purl stitches and knitting into the stitch below for the rest of the row.

5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to form the pattern.

And there you have it!
Now that mock fisherman’s rib is part of your stitch repertoire, why not try one of Wool and the Gang’s mock fisherman’s rib patterns? There’s something for all the family. Just click on one of the images below or visit our website for more patterns.

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Happy stitching!

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