July 31, 2021

How to Loom Knit the Seeded (Mistake) Rib Stitch

Inside: Loom knit Seeded (Mistake) Rib stitch pattern instructions, charts (flat panel and in the round), tutorial videos plus a free pattern for making a blanket square in 2 sizes using this stitch.

Ribbing is not just for cuffs and hat brims!

Especially when you incorporate another stitch pattern into the ribbing. This seeded rib stitch pattern, also called the mistake rib stitch, uses the some strategically placed purl stitches to create extra deep ribs.

This beautifully textured stitch pattern doesn’t curl and works as a flat panel or in the round making it ideal for a variety of loom knit projects.

loom knit seeded mistake rib stitch close up
Seeded/Mistake Rib close up

Loom Knit Seeded Mistake Rib Stitch Pattern Details

  • Uses only knits and purls
  • Flat: Multiple of 4+1
  • In the round: Multiple of 4
  • 2 row repeat
  • Skill level: Easy

Multiples Explained: If there is a + sign after the multiple for a stitch pattern that means there is an extra step to figure out your cast on. For example, a stitch pattern tells you to cast on a multiple of 6+1. That means, first, you need to find a multiple of 6 that will give you the correct size project. For a washcloth using medium #4 weight cotton that would be 36 stitches. Then you need to ADD 1 more stitch to that, so your actual cast on would be 37 stitches for the project.

Abbreviations used in this stitch pattern:

K = Knit (U knit recommended)
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)

For a refresher on loom knitting basics see the blog posts below to get started:
13 Questions for Beginner Loom Knitters
How to Loom Knit Basics
How to Loom Knit Basic Stitch Patterns
How to Loom Knit in the Round

flat panel sample on Flexee Loom

1. Flat Seeded (Mistake) Rib Stitch

Cast on multiple of 4+1

Row 1: K2 *(P1, K3). Rep from * until 3 sts rem. P1, K2.
Row 2: *(K1, P3). Rep from * until 1 st rem. K1.

Rep Rows 1-2 until desired length. Bind off in pattern.

Flat Knit Seeded (Mistake) Rib Chart:

The area in red shows one full repeat of the stitch pattern.

loom knit seeded (mistake) rib flat knitting chart

2. In the Round Seeded (Mistake) Rib Stitch

Cast on multiple of 4.

Round1: K2 *(P1, K3). Rep from * until 2 sts rem. P1, K1.
Round 2: *(K1, P3). Rep from * to end of round.

Rep Rounds 1-2 until desired length. Bind off in pattern.

Circular Knit Seeded (Mistake) Rib Chart:

The area in red shows one full repeat of the stitch pattern.

circular seeded mistake rib chart

loom knit seeded mistake rib blanket square

Loom Knit Seeded (Mistake) Rib Square

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:


(Materials list may contain affiliate links to products I used to make this project. Using these links cost you nothing, but helps support GKK.) 

Medium (#4) worsted weight yarn
Red Heart Super Saver in Springh Green used in sample.

⅜” small gauge (SG) loom with at least 37 (65) pegs.
KB Flexee Loom Skinny used in sample.

Stitch marker

Tapestry needle


K = Knit

P = Purl

Rem = Remain(ing)

Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)


21.5 sts x 32 rows in 4” in seeded (mistake) rib stitch pattern



Option 1: 7” x 9” (18 cm x 23 cm)
Option 2: 12” x 12” (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

blanket square


I used the U knit stitch in this pattern.  You may prefer to use E wrap, but it will increase your gauge a bit so your square will be slightly larger.

I’ve included two square sizes in this pattern that are commonly used to make blankets.  

The stitch pattern is a multiple of 4+1 if you want to change the size.


Cast on 37 (65) sts.

Row 1: K2 *(P1, K3).  Rep from * until 3 sts rem. P1, K2.

Row 2: *(K1, P3). Rep from * until 1 st rem. K1.

Rep rows 1-2 until desired length. Bind off in pattern.


Loom Knit Seeded (Mistake) Rib Video Tutorials

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Right handed

Left handed

I hope you enjoy loom knitting the Seeded (Mistake) Rib stitch. Check out some of my other loom knit stitch patterns:

Edelweiss Stitch
Sisal and Seagrass
Tumbling Moss Blocks
Dewdrop Stitch
Diamond Lace Stitch (Mock Crochet)
Seafoam Stitch
Trinity/Raspberry Stitch
Triple Rib Stitch
Seed Stitch

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
  1. Hi Kristen, I am making the 7 x9 seeded mistake rib stitch on loom and have discovered that the 37 stitches measures 10 1/2”. I will try to get the correct stitch for 7”.

  2. I not speaken Inglish

    • Me encantó esta nueva técnica para mi , muchas gracias por compartirla. Averiguare en mi país si venden .
      El punto muy bien explicado.
      Gracias mil

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