2×2 Garter Rib Stitch

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The 2x2 Garter Rib Stitch


The 2x2 Garter Rib stitch is a very easy knit and purl variation of the 2x2 Rib Stitch and is a member of the Rib Stitch family.

The stitch produces a raised stockinette style ribbing effect on a garter stitch style backdrop. Whilst it does not give an identical reverse pattern, both sides of the stitch have a beautiful texture.

So, what is the 2x2 Garter Rib Stitch? The stitch is relatively straightforward consisting of only the knit and purl stitch techniques. These stitches are consistently repeated in a 2x2 pattern throughout the right side (or odd rows), alternating with rows of purl stitches on the wrong side (or even rows).

Ready to give the 2x2 Garter Rib stitch a go? Then join us at the written and chart instructions below.

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Cast on the required number of stitches in multiple of 4 + 2 additional stitches for your project (if you want to start and end with purl ribs, you can omit the last two stitches if you wish to end on a knit rib).

Starting row 1 repeat the pattern of purling two, then knitting two. Repeat this pattern until the last two stitches and purl both. The 2nd row pattern consists of purling every stitch.

Once you have completed row 2, simply reverse the fabric and continue repeating rows 1-2 until you have the desired size.

Difficulty Level:

Intermediate Knitting Stitch

Cast on:

Cast on multiples of 4 + 2 stitches.

Techniques Used in this Stitch:



Traditional Instructions

Row 1: *p2, k2; repeat from * to the last two stitches; p2.
Row 2: p all stitches.

Repeat rows 1-2 to desired length.

2x2 Garter Rib Stitch Chart

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2x2 Garter Rib Stitch Swatch Examples

Example of 2x2 Garter Rib Stitch - Right Side

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Example of 2x2 Garter Rib Stitch - Wrong Side

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