Squishy Fisherman’s Rib Knit Blanket

It doesn’t get much easier – or squishier – than this huggable knit blanket! An easy-to-memorize 2-row repeat consisting of purls and a simple-to-work technique of knitting into stitches one row below creates this unbelievably squishy texture! Create this gorgeous fisherman’s rib knit blanket in your favorite shade of easy-care Bernat Softee Chunky!

Download the FREE Squishy Fisherman's Rib Blanket

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About Fisherman’s Rib

The fisherman’s rib stitch is a reversible pattern that creates a thick fabric with lots of volume and horizontal stretch. It is a great stitch for scarves, hats, and sweaters. Technically, it could be classed as a form of ‘tuck stitch’ since you work into the row below.

Often considered the “easy brioche,” the fabric created with the fisherman’s rib stitch is almost indistinguishable from the basic brioche stitch. Still, the two stitches look completely different on the needles.

Notes for Working Fisherman’s Rib

  • Projects worked in fisherman’s rib or brioche may require up to 35% more yarn than a comparable stockinette stitch project.
  • It takes two rows to complete one full row of fisherman’s rib or brioche.
  • When working with two colors, it is necessary to use circular or double-pointed needles. Straight needles will not work.
  • If you want to be sure you have a safety net as you knit, adding a lifeline to your project every so often will be helpful. This ensures you have a point to return to if something goes wrong.

Download the FREE Fisherman’s Rib Knit Blanket Pattern

Download the FREE pattern on the Yarnspirations website. Try knitting this cozy blanket now. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be cozy and warm!

Download the FREE Fisherman's Rib Knit Blanket Pattern

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