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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 Rib Stitch but is way more interesting and fun to knit.

seeded rib stitchIt 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, a sweater maybe or possibly some edgings that don’t need the tightness of regular rib stitching.

And this may look like a complicated stitch pattern but it’s actually very simple to knit. That’s another wonderful thing about this stitch pattern. It just looks complicated and you’ll probably have the pattern memorized after a couple of rows.


The seeded rib stitch has some more great features:

  • Lays flat
  • It’s reversible
  • 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

Things you can make with the seeded rib stitch

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

The Seeded Rib Stitch 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 Details

Download my seeded rib stitch easy scarf pattern… Click Here

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 or however long you’d like it to be

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 purl with yarn in back and always knit the last stitch. What this means is, with yarn in back put your needle into the first stitch like you’re going to purl it and slip it over to the right needle. Make sure you snug it up on your needle. Then knit all last stitches on all rows.

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. You can even make a super scarf with this great stitch pattern.
  • 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 Easy Scarf Pattern Instructions

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.

How To Sew Knitted Ends To Make A Cowl Or Infinity Scarf

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

Seeded rib stitch easy scarf
Or for an infinity scarf take one end and flip one end over for the twist like in the photo below and then seam it up.
Seeded rib stitch easy scarf

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