How to knit the Half Garter Rib stitch (two rows only!)
In this post, I’ll show you how to knit the Half Garter Rib stitch; another great pattern for beginners (if you can knit and purl, you can do it!).
One of the reasons why this pattern is so easy to do (and to memorize) is that it involves two rows only, one of which is a plain knit row. Could not be easier!
Moreover, it’s a reversible pattern; although both sides aren’t identical, the other side of the work has also an interesting texture to it, you’ll see.
Similar to the Mock Rib Stitch, the Half Garter Rib stitch doesn’t roll up, so it will work for a wide range of projects: From hats to blankets, it’s up to you;)
Last but not least, in the video tutorial, I’m sharing how to do it in both, English and Continental style.
Ok, it’s time to have fun, so grab some yarn + your needles, and let’s get busy!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
The odd rows form the right side of the work.
The first and the last stitch are selvage stitches, and they will be knitted on each row.
This swatch was made out of 100% Merino Superwash (totally beginners-friendly) #ad
Using my favorite interchangeable wooden needles #ad
Half Garter Rib stitch knitting pattern
CO multiples of 3 + 1 + 2 (edge st); i.e.: 3 * 4 = 12 + 1 = 13 + 2 = 15 st.
1º row: K across
2º row: K1 (edge), P1, *K2, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1 (edge).
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:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
How to knit the Half Garter Rib stitch
Thank you for watching!
Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
PS: Loving the two-row repeat stitch patterns? Then take a look at the following:
New Two-row repeat knitting pattern
Easy two-row repeat knitting pattern
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