Knitting patterns using the fisherman's rib pattern usually a two row repeat. Many of the patterns are free.
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Classic pullover sweater knit in textured fisherman’s rib pattern. Sizes To fit: 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50 inches. Designed by Martin Storey. DK weight yarn.
Pullover children's sweaters with fisherman's rib and cables. Two collar options: Round Neck and Stand Up Neck. Sizes 2-3 Years, 4-5 Years, 6-7 Years, 8-9 Years, 10-11 Years, 12-13 Years. 2314 Designed by Sirdar. Aran weight yarn.
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Infinity scarf cowl knit in 2 colors with a 2 round fisherman's rib sitch. Designed by Purl Soho. Sport weight yarn.
Pure Comfort Cardigan
Cardigan in a longer style with pockets and a Fisherman’s Rib shawl collar, perfect for a cozy everyday cardigan. Designed by Andrea Yetman for Biscotte Yarns. DK weight yarn.
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Easy 2 Row Repeat Seafaring Scarf
Knit with a 2 row repeat Fishermen's rib stitch this scarf has been rated easy by Ravelrers. Pattern includes video. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Brioche Fisherman’s Rib Hat
Beanie hat knit with a fisherman’s rib stitch in 2 round repeat 2 color brim and 1 round round repeat crown. Designed by Laura Bain for Yarnspirations. Bulky weight yarn.
Fisherman’s Rib Aurora Scarf
Easy extra long scarf knit with a 2 row repeat fisherman’s rib stitch. Sizes Length: 99” Width: 14”. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. Aran weight yarn.
Color-block pullover sweater knit with a 2 row repeat fisherman’s rib and a 4 row repeat 2 color slipped stitch. Sizes 32-34(36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50) in, 81-86(91-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127) cm. C5352 Turtleneck Sweater Designed by Patons UK. DK weight yarn.
Long cardigan worked in two-colored fisherman’s rib in a 4 row repeat. Sizes chest: 96 (104) 112 (120) cm. Designed by Rachel Søgaard for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German
Color-block pullover sweater knit with a 2 row repeat fisherman’s rib stitch. Sizes To fit chest measurements: 38(34, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50)" 97(102, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm. Designed by Gemma Atkinson. Aran weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Tank top with v-neck and racerback knit with a 2 row Fisherman's Rib that creates flattering vertical lines. Sizes Bust: 31 (34, 37, 39, 42, 45, 47)"/[79 (86, 94, 99, 106.5, 114, 119.5)cm]. Designed by Melissa Leapman. Bulky weight yarn.
Easy Split Rib Cowl
Large cowl with a split edge that drapes over your shoulders for maximum warmth. Knit with 2 row repeat Fisherman's Rib. Designed by Emily Berney. Quick knit in bulky weight yarn.
Andromeda Cowl Neck Sweater
Mid thigh length pullover with split sides and a wide cowl collar knit in 2 row repeat Half Fisherman’s Rib. Sizes Bust: 34 (38, 42, 48, 52, 56)”. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Rae Blackledge for Premier Yarns.
Faux Brioche Cowl
2 color cowl knit in a 2 row repeat Fishermen's rib mimics the look of brioche with an easier stitch. Use a twist yarn for one of the yarns for extra color dimension. Quick knit in super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio.
Color Dipped Hat
Hat knit with 2 row repeat Fisherman's Rib. Sizes for the whole family. Baby (Toddler/Kid, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large) Designed by Purl Soho. Fingering weight yarn.
Staggered Fisherman's Rib Scarf or Wrap
4 row repeat creates either a scarf (pictured) or shawl size. Designed by Purl Soho. Aran weight yarn.
Hugge Shoulder Cozy
Oversized cowl or short poncho with a cozy funnel neck in the round with a 2 row repeat Fisherman’s Rib. Designed by dashaway designs. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Raspberry Fisherman's Rib Cowl
Striped 3 color cowl knit with 4 row repeat Fisherman's Rib. Designed by Premier Yarns. Chunky weight yarn.
This short-sleeved raglan pullover features a one-row repeat Fisherman’s Rib stitch for the body. Designed by Berroco Design Team Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
2 Row Repeat Big Rib Cowl
This large twisted cowl features a 2 row repeat fishermen rib stitch and is knit with one skein of the recommended yarn. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Caron Design Team. Great with multi-colored yarn
Shoulder Cowl Scarf
Romantic capelet created from a seamed and gathered rectangle of fisherman’s rib. Consider using boucle or novelty yarn for a wonderful textured effect.
Fisherman’s Baby Envelope
This cocoon is knit in fishermen’s rib as one rectangular piece then folded like an envelope and buttoned on the sides. Designed by Amal Saleh.
Robyn Diliberto’s fast project is knit in fisherman’s rib and finished with a knitted flower and button. Pictured project is by chocoJ
Patterns for Purchase
Fisherman's Rib Pullover Sweater
A traditional fisherman's rib stitch is accentuated by gorgeous cables at the neckline and sleeves of this pullover sweater. Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Designed by Holli Yeoh. DK weight yarn.
2 in 1 Hat and Sweater
Matching hat and pullover sweater for babies, toddlers, and young children knit in half Fisherman’s rib. Sizes Newborn to 6 years. Designed by MimiKnitPatterns. DK weight yarn.
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Cross front tunic length sleeveless vest provides with open front for a flattering shape and unrestricted movement. Worked in fisherman’s rib. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. Designed by Jennifer Lee. DK weight yarn.
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Sized for men, women and youth, these handsome slippers feature a central Horseshoe Cable flanked by Half Fisherman’s Rib. Takes less than 10 hours to knit according to designer. Sizes US Shoe: Youth 4-7/Women 6-13/Men 6-13. Designed by 10 Hours or Less. Worsted weight yarn.
Long sleeved pullover sweater with a color blocked yoke like the froth on your espresso. Looks like a 2 row repeat Fisherman's Rib. Sizes S (M - L - XL). Designed by Morgane Mathieu. Aran weight yarn.
long-sleeved pullover sweater knit in a fisherman's rib which is a one row repeat stitch. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL. Designed by Kari-Helene Rane. Worsted weight yarn.
Easy shrug is a simple rectangle knit side to side in one-row repeat fisherman’s rib. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2X, 3X)
Long-sleeved hooded pullover sweater with pockets is knit in Fisherman’s Rib for easy texture. Sized to fit: XS/S (M/L, XL, 2XL/3XL). Designed by Amy Gunderson
Two-tone fisherman’s rib creates surprising color and texture changes in the reversible, oversized Zipper Cowl.
Easy cocoon vest pattern is knit in Fishermen’s rib and is a quick knit on large needles. Woman’s S (M, L)
Cuffed Baby Booties
Designed by heaven to seven, these baby shoes are created with fisherman’s rib and garter stitch.Size: newborn to 3 months