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Day 2 : Garter Ridge Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Swatch of Garter Ridge Lace Knit Stitch

Welcome to Day 2 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn how to knit this easy lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. One of the great things about this stitch is that you only need to know 3 knitting abbreviations to create it!

Today’s stitch is a simple ridge stitch on a garter stitch background. It’s made with the garter stitch, and if you’ve ever knit a garter stitch you know it’s going to be super squishy! Plus, it’s easy to memorize, making it a great travel project too!


Materials:

Size US 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles
Yarn: Lana Grande by Cascade Yarns


Video Tutorial:


Pattern, Knit Flat:

CO in multiples of 2 STS
For my swatch I CO 12 STS
Row 1 {RS}: *K*
Row 2 {WS}: *K*
Row 3 {RS}: *K*
Row 4 {WS}: *K*
Row 5 {RS}: *K*
Row 6 {WS}: *P2TOG, YO*
Repeat rows 1-6 until desired length.


Tip:

Watch & learn the Staggering Eyelet Knit Stitch on a stockinette background.

This stitch would work great for designing a lacy scarf, easy triangle shawl or a dishcloth.


Using the Ridge Garter Lace Knit Stitch:

This isn’t a reversible stitch, but it looks nice on both sides.

Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on all rows.

It lays nice and flat when you’re finished, so you don’t have to worry about curling.

I used some cotton yarn and added a couple of garter stitches to each side to make the scrubbie below:

small knitted dishcloth with soap, scissors and knitting needles

Pattern for the Scrubbie:

I used Simply Cotton Organic Worsted Yarn by Knit Picks {Lily Sugar’n Cream, is similar in thickness}

Size 6 needles
CO 18 STS

Row 1 {RS}: *K*
Row 2 {WS}: *K*
Row 3 {RS}: *K*
Row 4 {WS}: *K*
Row 5 {RS}: *K*
Row 6 {WS}: K2 *P2TOG, YO* K2
Repeat rows 1-6 4 times
Repeat rows 1-4 and then BO in all purl STS


Advanced Pattern, Knit Flat with a Clean Edge:

Row 1 {RS}: WYIF S1PW *K* WYIF S1PW
Row 2 {WS}: K1TBL *K* K1TBL
Row 3 {RS}: WYIF S1PW *K* WYIF S1PW
Row 4 {WS}: K1TBL *K* K1TBL
Row 5 {RS}: WYIF S1PW *K* WYIF S1PW
Row 6 {WS}: K1TBL *P2TOG, YO* K1TBL


Lace Knit Stitch Yarn Options:

Read my article Best Yarn For Lace Knit Stitches to learn about the good, the bad and the exceptions when choosing a yarn for lace knitting!


Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat pattern
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K1 TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
P2TOG – purl 2 stitches together
RS – right side
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
STS – stitches
WYIF – with yarn in front
WS – wrong side
YO – yarn over


Front:

Swatch of Garter Ridge Lace Knit Stitch with scissors, needles and yarn.


Back:

Swatch of Garter Ridge Lace Knit Stitch with scissors, needles and yarn.

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