We all start our knitting journey with rows and rows of garter stitch, as a newbie, intermediate or advanced knitter, you can knit garter stitch ridges as an alternative.
Garter stitch in itself is full of ridges as every 2 rows form a ridge.
In the pattern to knit garter stitch ridges though, the ridges are formed by repeat purl rows.
knitting stitches - how to knit garter stitch ridges
Why use garter stitch ridges
- It is stretchy
- A very neat alternative to plain garter stitch
- Smooth and neat on the back
- Interesting texture
WHAT YOU'll need
- Knitting Needles (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
- Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn
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how TO KNIT garter stitch ridges
co - cast on
k - Knit
p - Purl
rep - repeat
st - Stitch
sts - Stitches
the pattern - garter ridge stitch
Cast on any amount of stitches.
First row - (right side) Knit
Second row - Purl
Third row - Knit
Forth row - Purl
Rows 5 - 10 - Purl
Repeat these 10 rows until your work is the desired length.
Weave in the ends.
more about the GARTER RIDGE stitch
where to use the knit a RIBBING stitch garter stitch ridges
Variations on garter stitch ridges
- A variation on the amount of pattern rows, some are 10 others 12;
- When knitting garter stitch ridges, the ridges are created with repeat purl rows;
- Reverse ridge stitch, the ridges are created with repeat knit rows.
more knitting stitches
How to knit:
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