Garter stitch Rib
Knitting stitch patterns

Garter stitch Rib: A super easy two-row repeat knitting pattern, great for beginners

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit the Garter stitch Rib, step by step (it reminds me of the Ribbed Garter pattern, we practiced a while ago).

It’s super easy to do, ideal for beginners: The only techniques required are knitting and purling, and the pattern is made in just two rows.

Although, at first sight, the Garter stitch Rib doesn’t seem reversible, the wrong side of the work looks adorable too 😉

So, it’s the perfect option for scarves, blankets, rectangular shawls, and any other project of your choice (it’s a unisex pattern, so it can be used for girls’ and boys’ garments).

Besides, due to the frequent combination of knits and purls, it stays flat, an aspect that we knitters love…

Finally, in the video tutorial, I’m sharing how to do it in both, English and Continental style.

Ok, grab your needles and yarn, and let’s knit a beautiful swatch!

By the way, I always recommend the bamboo needles, but to be honest, the Karbonz needles are a beautiful option for beginners: They work with any type of yarns, they’re really smooth and pointy enough to knit all the lace patterns in the world! #ad

How to knit vertical stripes in Garter stitch: Written pattern and video tutorial. So Woolly.


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

BO: Bind off

Garter stitch Rib knitting pattern

CO multiples of 6 + 3 + 2 (selvedge st); i.e.: 6 * 3 = 18 + 3 = 21 + 2 = 23 st

1º row (RS): K across

2º row: K1 (edge), *K3, P3*. Repeat from * to *, to last 4 st, K4.

These two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO knitwise after a row 2 (RS).

This is the other side of the work:

Reversible knitting patterns for beginners, step by step. So Woolly.

Click here to watch the video tutorial

I hope you like it!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂


Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Looking for more knitting stitch patterns? Then, take a look at this list!

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