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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.

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Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern knitted swatches

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These ribs create a thick, textured piece of knitting that is stretchy in a 2-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern.

The Seeded Rib Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that on both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides look identical.

It is stretchy but holds its shape with the seed stitches between the rows of ribbing. 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


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.

Seeded Rib Knit Stitch Pattern

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.

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Find the Seeded Rib Stitch on page 14 of my printed and digital Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printed pattern further down in this post.

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Printable Knitting Instructions

Seeded Rib Knit Stitch Pattern in purple yarn.

Printable Knitting Pattern

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

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


  • 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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