Fisherman’s Rib Baby Blanket – Knitting Pattern
3 skeins LB Collection Superwash Merino yarn in Dijon
scrap yarn in additional colors (optional – for pom poms)
US 6 (4 mm) knitting needles – circular needles with a 24″ or 32″ cord
cardboard or pom pom maker in desired size (Optional – a 45 mm maker was used in blanket pictured.)
Abbreviations & Terms
CO – cast on
sts – stitches
German Twisted or Old Norwegian Cast On – A stretchy knitting cast on that is worked with a long tail. Here’s a tutorial.
sl – slip
wyif – with yarn in front
p – purl
k – knit
k1b – knit 1 in the row below
rep – repeat
BO – bind off
Icelandic Bind Off – A stretchy knitting bind off that pairs well with a German Twisted Cast On. Here’s a tutorial.
Fisherman’s rib – A knitting stitch that creates a one over one (k1, p1) style rib, but by knitting one stitch in the row below instead of working a regular knit one, a three-dimensionality is created. This trait makes the fisherman’s rib stitch mimic that of a brioche rib stitch while being much easier to knit. Here’s a tutorial.
Gauge & dimensions: 16 sts & 18 rows over 4″ in fisherman’s rib stitch. Finished blanket measures 24.5″ wide and 36″ long (not including pom poms, which are 45 mm).
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CO 105 sts with a German Twisted Cast On.row 1. sl1 wyif, p to last st, k1.
row 2. sl1 wyif, *p1, k1b; rep from * to last 2 sts, end p1, k1.
Rep row 2 until blanket measures 36″ in length. BO all sts using the Icelandic Bind Off. Weave in all ends and wet block to size.Embellish (optional)
Make 4 pom poms using remaining yarn, and if you’d like to make colorful pom poms like those pictured, include 3 additional colors of yarn as you wrap your pom pom maker. Attach one pom pom to each corner of the blanket with a secure knot and weave in all ends.