How to knit the Double Garter Rib stitch
Knitting stitch patterns

How to knit the Double Garter Rib stitch (only two rows)

In today’s tutorial, I’m sharing how to knit the Double Garter Rib stitch, step by step.

Honestly, I think it’s a perfect stitch for borders or edges; especially when we don’t need them to be stretchy (as they would be when using the classic 2 x 2 Ribbing).

For instance, use it on each side of a blanket, of a scarf, or on each side of an infinite cowl in case you used a stitch that curls or bends.

In other words, it’s a substitute for the Seed stitch, Garter stitch, or the Irish Moss stitch.

However, the Double Garter Rib is a pretty versatile pattern.

It will also work for knitting a whole piece: From sweaters and cardigans to a wrap, cushion, or even a bag.

In addition, it’s pretty easy to do, and totally suitable for the sweetest of summer children starting out in the wide world of knitting!


Mostly, because it’s a two-row repeat pattern, one of which is a plain purl row; the other combines knit and purl stitches in a short repeat (you’ll be able to learn and remember it quickly and easily).

Finally, the cherry on the top… although both sides look different, they’re lovely, so I’d call it a reversible stitch.

Choose the side you prefer to be the right side of the work 😉

Without further ado, grab your needles and some wool or cotton yarn, and let’s get busy!


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

K: Knit

P: Purl

RS: Right side of the work

BO: Bind off

WS: Wrong side of the work

This swatch was knitted using 100% Peruvian cotton yarn (super soft and with the right amount of brightness) #ad

Double Garter Rib knitting pattern and tutorial. So Woolly.

With my favorite US 8 / 5 mm bamboo needles (great for any season, because they don’t get warm or cold 😉 #ad


The odd rows form the right side of the work.

Double Garter Rib knitting pattern

CO multiples of 4 + 2; i.e.: 4 * 3 = 12 + 2 = 14 st.

1º, and every odd row (RS): *K2, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, ending with K2

2º and every even row: P across

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

When finished BO knitwise after a row 1 (WS).

This is the other side of the work:

Double Garter Rib reversible knitting pattern. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the Double Garter Rib stitch

I hope you like it!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂


Carolina –  So Woolly

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