Seeded Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern creates thick, textured rows. This is an easy-level project created with a simple combination of knits and purls. It is stretchy but firmly holds its shape with the seed stitches between the rows of ribbing.

Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern knitted swatches

About the Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern

Also called the English Mock Rib, this is an easy-level project. I have a lot of great rib knit stitch patterns, so make sure to check those out, as well.

Right and Wrong Sides of Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern

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Seeded Rib Knit Stitch Pattern

Knitting Techniques

This stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

Cast On and Cast Off

When beginning and ending Rib Stitch Patterns, you may wish to do so “in pattern.” This creates the ribbed texture along the edge for knitted items like sleeves and necks, rather than a solid horizontal edge.

Casting On: Alternating the Long-Tail Cast On Knitwise and Cast On Purlwise stitches in pattern to begin your project.

Casting Off: Alternating the Basic Cast Off Knitwise and Cast Off Purlwise gives the finished edge the same texture as your ribbing.

Seeded Rib Stitch Knitted Hat

I’ve created the new Taylor Swift’s 87 Beanie in this Seeded Rib texture in the round on circular needles. It replicates the hat she wore cheering on Travis Kelce at his football game. I know Swiftie Knitters would love to make their own, so I put this design at the top of my list for you. Whether you wear it proudly or give it as a thoughtful gift, this iconic knitted beanie will be a favorite for years.

Knitting process of the Sideline Spirit ribbed hat on a circular needle with red and white yarn colors.

Printable Knitting Instructions

Seeded Rib Knit Stitch Pattern in purple yarn.

Printable Knitting Pattern

The Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern creates thick, textured rows. It is an easy level project, also called the English Mock Rib.

Makes: Seeded Rib Stitch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner


  • Yarn - Any Gauge


  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors



Cast On: Multiples of 4, plus 3

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K3, P1 *, K3
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): K1, P1, K1, * K2, P1, K1 *



Cast On: Multiples of 4

  1. Row 1: * K3, P1 *
  2. Row 2: * P1, K1, P2 *


Repeat Rows 1 – 2 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

2-Row Repeat



  • Cast On
  • K = Knit Stitch
  • P = Purl Stitch
  • Cast Off
  • Weave-in Yarn Ends
  • * * = Repeat Pattern Between Asterisks
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