I decided to make a cowl for The Boy, as a) the weather is turning colder and b) he tends to try to confiscate any cowls I make for other people and c) I needed to move this yarn out of my stash as quickly as possible because I really shouldn’t be buying yarn but this was on sale 50% off plus I really needed to support my local yarn store, right?
The Boy likes squishy, comfortable things, and while I thought about doing a brioche stitch, I’m also in the countdown to holiday knitting, and yet I still wanted to whip this up quickly in time for his birthday next month. So Fisherman’s Rib it is!
I couldn’t really find a definitive tutorial for knitting this stitch in the round, and what I did find had conflicting information. Consider yourself warned, this is simply my version of how to work this rib stitch. I take no responsibility if the knitting police issue you a citation 😉
Cast on an even number of stitches, and work one row of k1, p1 ribbing. I used a tubular cast-on, so mine was set to go as soon as the cast-on was completed.
k1b – Knit one below (Insert the needle into the knit stitch below the stitch on the needle, knit, and slide both stitches off the needle)
p1b – Purl one below (Insert the needle into the purl stitch below the stitch on the needle, purl, and slide both stitches off the needle)
Round 1: k1b, p1* repeat from *
Round 2: k1, p1b* repeat from *
Repeat these two rounds until ready to bind off – knit one row of k1, p1 ribbing, then bind off loosely.