Knitting Stitches – How to Knit Garter Stitch Ridges

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.

Surprised?

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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

abbreviations

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.

Cast off.

Bind off.

Weave in the ends.

more about the GARTER RIDGE stitch

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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.


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happy knitting!

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