>A lady called Pat contacted me and asked if there was a way to knit Fisherman’s Rib without a ribber.
At first I thought it could be done with the Knitmaster punchcard number one and the machine set to tuck. I tried it but all it seems to do is make one side of it look a bit like the reverse side of the Fisherman’s Rib.
So I tried again, this time knitting some plain stocking stitch then laddering down every alternate stitch and re-latching it.
It’s easier for me to show you than to try and explain it so I made a video:
I can’t think of an easier way to do it without a ribber. To be honest I wouldn’t like to think I was going to knit a full jumper like this, my wrist was aching after only forty rows.
If anyone has another method of doing it I’d love to know so I can give the instructions to Pat.
Here are the two swatches, the top one was done with the ribber and the bottom one was latched up:
Talk to you later,