This is the second pattern in the Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop: Learn A New Stitch Dishcloth Series 2017. You can find all the information you’ll need to follow along, as well as regularly updated links to each of the 48 knitting patterns with photo or video tutorials, here.
We had a little change in schedule because Joanita‘s yarn is still making its way through customs, so I’m substituting for her this month. (I’ll be updating this post with a better picture soon, but I wanted to get the pattern out on time.) The garter ridge stitch is one of my favorite knitting patterns. You can find various of this stitch in several of my patterns, including the Givin’ Me Fever Pom Pom Hat and the Garter Ridge Square from the Anthology Blanket. You can find a complete video tutorial at the end of the pattern.
This post contains affiliate links. Materials for the sample were generously provided by Lion Brand and Denise.
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Garter Ridge Stitch 12″ (30.5 cm) Dishcloth
Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter
- 12″ (30.5 cm) square.
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% mercerized cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g/186 yd/170 m) – 1 skein in 108 Denim, or approximately 186 yd (170 m) in any medium weight, cotton yarn.
- US Size 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 18 sts = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- BO – bind off
- CO – cast on
- k – knit
- p – purl
- rep – repeat
- RS – right (front) side
- sl 1 – slip 1 st, knitwise
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- Pattern repeat is any multiple of 4 sts, + 1. Instructions include 5 st borders on each side.
- CO 55 sts (or any multiple of 4 sts, + 1 for the edge + 10 for the borders).
- Border Row 1: Knit to last st, p1.
- Border Row 2: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
- Border Rows 3 & 4: Rep Border Row 2 twice.
Garter Ridge Stitch pattern
- Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
- Row 2: Sl 1, k4, *p1, k3; rep from * across to last 6 sts, p1, k4, p1.
- Row 3: Sl 1, k5, *p3, k1; rep from * across to last 5 sts, k4, p1.
- Row 4: Rep Row 2 once.
- Row 5: Rep Row 1 once.
- Rep Rows 2-5 until square measures approximately 11.5″ (29 cm), ending after Row 5.
- Rows 1-4: Rep Border Row 2 four times.
- BO in pattern for Border Row 2. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.