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The Garter Rib Stitch

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About This Stitch Pattern

The Garter Rib Stitch is a ribbing pattern which consists of alternating offset rows of garter stitch. The offset is achieved by repeating a section of only knit stitches, and following it with a section of purl stitches. The stitch produces a raised stockinette style ribbing effect on a garter stitch style backdrop.This is a simple pattern and great for beginning knitters that can be used for projects like blankets, pillows and scarves.

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4

Row 1 (RS):
*K2, p2; rep from * to end
Row 2:
*P2, K2; rep from * to end

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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