The garter subtle stripes stitch is an easy beginner knitting stitch, with vertical garter stitch columns.
The subtle stripes appear at the switch from knit to purl and vice versa. Because of the stripes, this garter stitch is also often referred to as garter rib (the only variation I could find was for a wide garter rib stitch, with a k4, p4 pattern).
With its reversible pattern, the garter stitch variation is such a versatile knitting stitch.
how to knit garter subtle stripes stitch
k - Knit
p - Purl
rep - repeat
st - Stitch
sts - Stitches
what you'll be using knitting
- Knitting Needles (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
- The sample was knit with Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn
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the pattern - garter subtle stripes
EVEN STITCHES IN MULTIPLES OF 6 + 3
Cast on an odd number of stitches in multiples of 6 + 3.
First row - *P3, k3* - repeat from * to end, ending with p3;
Second row - As row 1.
Repeat these two rows until your work is the desired length.
more about the rib stitches
Normally, Rib stitch consists of columns of knit stitches alternating with columns of purl stitches.
Garter stitch is formed when you knit all your rows. Whereas, stocking stitch is created when you knit the RS (right side/front) and purl the WS (wrong side/back).
When you purl the front row, and purl the same stitch at the back, it always creates a more delicate stitch.
where to use the knit a RIBBING stitch
Variations on knitting ribbings
- 1 x 1 Ribbing
- 2 x 2 Ribbing
- 3 x 3 Ribbing
- Garter Stitch Rib
- Moss Rib
- Fisherman's Rib
- Mock Fisherman's Rib
- Half Fisherman's Rib
- Broken Rib Stitch
- Ridge Rib Stitch
- Cartridge Belt Rib Stitch
- Farrow Rib Stitch
- Hunters Stitch
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