In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit the Ribbed Garter stitch. It’s one of those stitches all knitters enjoy: Easy to knit, reversible (and identical on both sides), unisex, it’s a one-row repeat pattern, and it doesn’t curl.
The Ribbed Garter stitch is really versatile; there is a wide range of projects where it can be used: Cowls, scarves, blankets, placemats, hats, bags, cushions… and many more!
Furthermore, it’s a figure-refining pattern: It forms delicate vertical lines, for a sleeker look (which some of us love ;D).
This is also a perfect stitch for beginners, or for knitting while watching your favorite TV show: It has just a couple of easy steps to memorize, and only one row to be repeated until finished.
CO: Cast on
BO: Bind off
Ribbed Garter stitch
CO multiples of 6 + 1; i.e.: 6 * 4 = 24 + 1 = 25 stitches.
1º and only row: K3, P1, *K5, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 3 st, K3.
This row creates the pattern. Repeat it until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO in pattern, (working every st as it presents).
This is the other side of the work:
After knitting some swatches using different yarn qualities, I suggest using fine wool or cotton yarn.
It will help to create a subtle vertical look!
And of course…
Enjoy the video:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs and happy knitting!
Carolina – So Woolly