Seeded Rib Stitch
Lovely Textured Knitting Stitches

The seeded rib stitch pattern is a beautiful textured pattern that's guaranteed to spice up your knitting. 

Basically it's a mixture of the seed stitch and ribbing. And it's so pretty!  It's also known as the mistake rib stitch.

Amazing isn't it, how you can mix up different patterns like that and end up with something so lovely.

And guess what, it's actually very simple to knit and you'll probably have the pattern memorized after a couple of rows. 

Pretty isn't it? See how the seed rib likes to spread out? It looks quite stunning on sweaters or even a gorgeous knit blanket.

Seeded Rib Stitch

And it does work beautifully as an allover stitch pattern or maybe on some edgings and borders. 

As I mentioned before, keep in mind that it does spread out quite a lot so you may want to consider knitting a gauge swatch. 

What can you make with the seeded rib stitch?

You can knit anything with this eye-catching pattern, pullovers, cardigans, scarves, hats, dishcloths and tea towels and knit blankets. 

And just a note here, it's great for guys too. 

More Great Features of Seeded Rib Stitch

  • Lays flat
  • It's reversible - So it's great for blankets, dishcloths and tea towels 
  • Beautiful as an allover stitch pattern
  • Easy to memorize
  • Great for beginners

Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern

Multiple of 4 stitches plus 3 extra stitches

If you'd like to knit a sample you'll need to cast on 11, 15, 19 or 23 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 an example 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.

 Easy Scarf Pattern Details

Click on this link to download my easy scarf pattern

Seeded rib easy scarf/cowl pattern

Skills Required:

Cast On, Bind Off, Knit, Purl

Yarn:  Chunky (see my notes)

Needles:  Size 11 US (8.0 mm)

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 or 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:

  • Knit it much longer to have a nice long scarf
  • 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.
  • Knit it 36 inches long, bind off and seam the ends together for a cowl.
  • 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.

Seeded Rib Stitch 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/cowl pattern

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.

Seeded rib easy scarf/cowl pattern

Enjoy and Happy Knitting!

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