I was recently asked how to do Shaker Rib by a visitor to this page who didn’t supply their correct e-mail address so I thought I’d put it here in the hopes they might see it. I couldn’t find the stitch in any stitch dictionary, though I did know it was a variation of Fisherman’s Rib.
This stitch is reversible.
Many thanks to Diane Martin in Toronto for supplying this information.
P = Purl
K1b = Knit the next stitch in the row below
Shaker Rib is a variant of the Fisherman Rib and is sometimes referred to as a Half-Fisherman Rib. It is a two row repeat pattern. I have run across two different ways of doing and can think of a third.
Basically it is:
Cast on the number of stitches you need ( an even no. if working in the round: an odd no. if working flat, or seaming or just like things to be symmetrical)
Row 1: Knit 1, knit 1 in the stitch below (aka k1, k1B) repeat across row. (if necessary, end k1)
Row 2: Knit every stitch.
Variant of Row 2: Purl 1, knit 1 across row.
Thought of, but not seen in any stitch dictionary:
Row 1: Purl 1, purl 1 below, repeat across row
Row 2: Purl across
Copyright © December, 1997 Diane Martin. Image Copyright © January, 1998 Sarah Bradberry