Sailors rib stitch

Free Knitting Pattern: sailor's rib stitch

This pattern is perfect for scarves and other simple knits. Sit down, relax and get knitting!

20th August 2017

Add some sophisticated texture to your knits with this sailor's rib stitch

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To knit the sailor's rib stitch pattern, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length:

Sailor's rib stitch

For this pattern you will need to refer to the following abbreviations:

CR2B(F) cross 2 back (front) Knit into the back (front) of the second st on the left hand needle, then knit into the front of the first, slipping both sts off the needle at the same time

C2F cable 2 forward Sl next st onto cable needle and hold at front of work, K1 st then K st from cable needle

This stitch pattern is perfect for cowls, scarfs, bags, or anything you want to add some texture to. Try swapping a plain rib with this stitch for something a little different.

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Next week, learn how to knit the knotted rib stitch! Check out our previous Sunday Stitches right here.

Have a lovely knitting-filled sunday!

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