Today, I’m sharing how to knit the Garter Rib stitch, which shares the DNA of the infamous Mock Rib stitch.
It’s a super easy two-row repeat pattern, great for beginners.
In fact, if the only stitches you know (or like, or love) are knit and purl, this one is dedicated to you.
Although it’s not identical on both sides, they look pretty, so to me, it’s a reversible pattern.
Furthermore, it lays flat no matter what, so it’s perfect for blankets, scarves, etc.
Nevertheless, you can also use the Garter Rib stitch for edges or borders, because it meets all the requirements, as mentioned above.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to pay attention to your tension 😉
Without further ado, grab your needles, and some yarn, and let’s get busy!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
WS: Wrong side of the work
BO: Bind off
The odd rows form the right side of the work.
There are no edge (selvage) stitches included; if you like to have them, add two stitches to your calculations.
How to knit the Garter Rib stitch pattern
CO an odd number of stitches.
1º and every odd row (RS): *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, P1
2º and every even row: K across.
These two rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO knitwise, after row 1 (WS).
This is the wrong side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
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Hugs, happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
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