Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern

The seeded rib stitch pattern has a beautiful texture that's guaranteed to spice up your knitting. It's basically a mixture of the Seed Stitch and Ribbing but is way more interesting and fun to knit.

seeded rib stitch

It doesn't pull in as much as traditional ribbing but still has a little stretch to it. So while it may not work for cuffs on sleeves it will work beautifully as an allover stitch pattern or maybe some edgings that don't need the tightness of regular rib stitching.  It just depends on what you're making.

And do you think it looks really complicated? That's another wonderful thing about this stitch pattern. It just looks complicated. It's actually very simple and you'll probably have the pattern memorized after a couple of rows.  

So what can you make with seeded rib stitch?

You can knit anything with this eye-catching pattern - pullovers, cardigans, scarves, hats, dishcloths and tea towels. And just a note here, it's great for guys too. 

So what are some more great features?

  • Lays flat
  • It's reversible - Heck you don't have to worry if it's inside out
  • Beautiful as an allover stitch pattern
  • Is a stitch pattern that looks way more complicated than it is - I just love this kind
  • Easy to memorize
  • Great for beginners

Here's The Seeded Rib Pattern

Multiple of 4 stitches plus 3 extra stitches

Row 1: Knit 3, * purl 1, k3; rep from * to the end of row

Row 2: Knit 1, * p1, k3; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, k1

Repeat these 2 rows for seed ribbing stitch

But wait a minute. Now that you know how to knit the seeded rib stitch pattern, I decided to create a pattern for you to practice with.

I thought you might enjoy practicing the seeded rib stitch pattern by making a scarf.  Here's all the details.

Seeded Rib Stitch Easy Scarf Pattern 

Here is a PDF download for my easy scarf pattern if you'd like a copy. 

seeded rib easy scarf pattern

Skills Required:

Cast on and Bind off

Knit and Purl

Yarn:  Chunky (see my notes)

Needles:  Size 11

Dimensions: 6 inches wide, 36 inches long

Notes: You can use any kind of yarn with this scarf pattern. You'll just need to add more or less stitches depending on how thick your yarn is. And remember to add/subtract in multiples of 4.

I added 2 extra stitches in order to have nice clean edges. On every row slip the first stitch as if to knit and always knit the last stitch. What that means is you're moving the first stitch from the left needle over to the right needle without knitting it. Make sure you snug it up on your needle.

As I mentioned the seeded rib stitch scarf was made as a sampler so that I can give you some style ideas. This way you can make the final decision on how you want to make your scarf. Here are some ideas:

  1. Knit it much longer to have a nice long scarf
  2. Knit it very long, bind off and fold up each end to make pockets. Make them any depth you like. Seam up the sides and you have a nice pocket scarf.
  3. Knit it 36 inches long, bind off and seam the ends together for a cowl.
  4. Knit it 36 inches long, bind off and make an infinity scarf. I'll show you how in a minute. Of course you can also knit it longer if you'd like to wrap it around your neck a couple of times. The choice is yours.                 

Here's my easy scarf pattern:

Cast on 21 stitches

Row 1:  Slip first stitch, Knit 3, *purl 1, k3; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1

Row 2:  Slip first stitch, Knit 1, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2

Repeat these 2 rows until you reach 36 inches or desired length.

Bind off loosely.

Finishing for either a cowl or infinity scarf:

seeded rib easy scarf

For a simple but very pretty scarf/cowl just seam the two ends together.

For an infinity scarf take one end and flip it over just like in the photo to have that twist in there. Seam it up.


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