How to knit the Half Garter Rib stitch
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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

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

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

Half Garter Rib knitting stitch pattern, ideal for beginners. So Woolly.

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:

Half Garter Rib knit stitch: A two-row repeat pattern, reversible, and it doesn't curl. So Woolly.

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

Garter stitch Rib

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