Half Fisherman’s Rib Stitch

The Half Fisherman’s Rib stitch is a stitch that is similar to the true Fisherman’s Rib stitch. The Half Fisherman’s Rib stitch has more texture and has more volume than its older relative, the Fisherman’s Rib though not as stretchy. This stitch is not reversible. If you are looking for a stitch that provides the warmth of the Fisherman’s Rib stitch but with a little more texture, then the Half Fisherman’s Rib stitch is what you are looking for.

If you like the Fisherman’s Rib stitch then check out the Fisherman’s Rib Accent Pillow free pattern!

Half Fisherman's Rib StitchPattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of any uneven number of stitches.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: *P1, K1B, rep from * to last st, P1.
Repeat Row 1-2.



Broken Rib Stitch

The broken rib stitch is often confused with the mistake rib stitch. Mistake rib produces a more dense pattern while the broken rib stitch is more subtle and not as elastic. This stitch pattern is perfect for blankets and afghans and can be done with both odd number and even number of stitches.

Broken Rib Stitch


Skill: easy

Odd number of stitches:
Row 1: P1, *K1, P1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: knit.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Even number of stitches:
Row 1: knit.
Row 2: K1, P1; rep to the end.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

by Michelle Kaiser