Knitted in a four-row repeat and worked in a multiple of two stitches, the Stockinette Ridge Stitch offers knitters an easy to remember pattern while providing a gorgeous textured look. This stitch is highly comparable to the Granite Stitch with the only exception being a slight difference in knitting techniques in Row 3. The Stockinette Ridge Stitch pattern also provides one border stitch at the start and end of each row whereas the Granite stitch does not. If you’re looking for a quick knit pattern that doesn’t require a high degree of concentration while knitting, then the Stockinette Ridge Stitch might be the one to try!
Multiple of 2 sts
ROW 1 (RS): Knit.
ROW 2: P1, *K2tog; rep from * to last st, P1.
ROW 3: K1, *knit into front and back of next st; rep from * to last st, K1.
ROW 4: Purl.
Repeat ROWS 1-4.
k2tog (knit 2 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first two stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a knit stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now knitted two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease.
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