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This post contains affiliate links. Materials for the sample were generously provided by Lion Brand and Denise.
The zipper rib is one of my favorite ribbing variations. You can see how I used it here as a square in the Anthology Blanket. This pattern has a video tutorial at the end, so be sure to scroll to the bottom if you’d like to watch it.
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Zipper Rib Stitch 12″ (30.5 cm) Dishcloth
Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter
This ribbing variation resembles the vertical teeth of an open zipper.
- 12″ (30.5 cm) square.
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% mercerized cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g/186 yd/170 m) – 1 skein in 102 Aqua, or approximately 186 yd (170 m) in any medium weight, cotton yarn.
- US Size 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 18 sts = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- BO – bind off
- CO – cast on
- k – knit
- p – purl
- rep – repeat
- RS – right (front) side
- sl 1 – slip 1 st, knitwise
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- Pattern repeat is any multiple of 5 sts, + 2. Instructions include 5 st borders on each side.
- A video tutorial is included at the end of this pattern.
- CO 57 sts (or any multiple of 5 sts, + 2 for the edges + 10 for the borders).
- Border Row 1: Knit to last st, p1.
- Border Row 2: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
- Border Rows 3 & 4: Rep Border Row 2 twice.
Zipper Rib Stitch pattern
- Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, k7, *p1, k4; rep from * across to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
- Row 2: Sl 1, k4, *p2, k3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, k1, p1.
- Rep Rows 1-2 until square measures approximately 11.5″ (29 cm), ending after Row 2.
- Rows 1-4: Rep Border Row 2 four times.
- BO in pattern for Border Row 2. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/2017/02/02/free-knitting-pattern-zipper-rib-stitch-dishcloth. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
If you can’t see the video tutorial above, click here to watch it on YouTube.