Test fishermen’s rib with cotton yarn

The cotton is the Sugar ‘n Cream, Earth Ombre color, worsted weight; it calls for US #9, 5.5 mm needles. I used #10 needles.
fishermen's rib with cotton yarn
As usual my borders are a mess.

It’s fairly light and fluffy; I could see using it for a scarf. Although the yarn would probably snag on everything since it’s so loose.

I’m going to try it again on #7 needles.

I used the first one, A. The square brackets delineate what to repeat.

Fishermen’s rib A

Cast on a multiple of 2 stitches, plus 1

Foundation row: knit

  1. slip 1, [[ knit 1 below, purl 1 ]]
  2. slip 1, [[ purl 1, knit 1 below ]], purl 1, knit 1

Fishermen’s rib B

Cast on a multiple of 2 stitches, plus 1

Foundation row: knit

  1. slip 1, [[ knit 1 below, knit 1 ]]
  2. slip 1, [[ knit 1, knit 1 below ]], knit 2

Fishermen’s rib C

Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches, plus 1

  1. slip 1, [[ knit 2 together, yarn over, slip 1 purlwise ]], knit 2 together, knit 1
  2. slip 1, [[ yarn over, slip 1 purlwise, knit 2 together (the yarn over and the slip 1 of the previous row) ]], yarn over, slip 1 purlwise, knit 1
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2 Comments on “Test fishermen’s rib with cotton yarn”

  1. Susan in Oz says:

    hi there rusty,i just noticed your comments about your edges.
    have you considered slipping the first stitch of each row rather than knitting it?
    i frequently do this and it keeps the edge neat and is far easier to sew the finished garment together, i usually knit on straights.
    some patterns do not lend them selves to slipping the first stitch but overall it usually works for me,
    i really like that colour combination in your swatch
    cheers
    susan in oz.

    • Rusty Wright says:

      Yes, thanks. Another nice one is to slip the last 2 stitches, with yarn in front, then turn and knit the first 2 stitches and then return to your regular pattern stitch. That makes a 2 stitch mini i-cord edge. You’ll need to cast on an extra 4 stitches for the 2 edge stitches on each side.


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