Don't expect for one minute that if you knit garter stitch rib that it will look like garter stitch at all!
Unlike other variations of the garter stitch rib, the 1 x 1 garter rib is not a reversible pattern.
If you compare the WS of the garter rib with the RS of the Rice stitch, the 2 patterns can easily be mistaken.
I'm hoping that you will love the simplemess of this knitting rib pattern.
knitting stitches - how to knit garter stitch rib
how TO KNIT GARTER STITCH RIB
k - Knit
p - Purl
rep - repeat
st - Stitch
sts - Stitches
WHAT YOU'LL BE USING
- Knitting Needles (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
- Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn
Shop your yarn, needles and other knitting supplies on Amazon:
the pattern - 1 x 1 garter STITCH rib
STITCHES IN MULTIPLES OF 2 + 1
Cast on stitches in multiples of 2 plus 1.
First row (RS) - *K1, P1* - repeat from * to last st, k1.
Second row - Purl across.
Repeat these two rows until your work is the desired length.
more about the rib stitch
A 1 x 1 ribbing consists of columns of knit stitches alternating with columns of purl stitches (with the purl stitches neatly tucked away in between the knit stitches) = true for the RS.
The WS creates a garter stitch type loop.
If you ask my why I like this stitch, I'll have to give you more than one reason:
- garter rib is more stretchy than the 1 x 1 - k1, p1 rib;
- it looks neater on the RS without having to knit in the back loops of the stitches;
- the WS is a pretty pattern, which will make something like eg a scarf, so much more interesting.
where to use the knit a RIBBING stitch
Variations on knitted ribbings
more knitting stitch patterns:
How to knit:
Did you enjoy this post? And you know someone who might also enjoy learning different knitting stitches, or who wants to expand on her knitting library, PLEASE SHARE!