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 blanket in your favorite shade of easy to care for Bernat Softee Chunky!
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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.
Often thought of as the “easy brioche”, the fabric created with the fisherman’s rib stitch is almost indistinguishable from basic brioche stitch but the two stitch 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. Just to make sure you have a point to rip back to if something goes wrong.
Download the FREE Blanket Pattern
Download the FREE pattern on the Yarnspirations website.