The Ridge Check Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #147

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Ridge Check Stitch. This mosaic colorwork pattern uses slip stitches and basic color stripes to give the illusion of a multicolored checkerboard. It’s great for blankets, pillows, hats, or scarves.

Video Tutorial


Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
sl st
Slip Stitch


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4 + 3

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 3

  • Row 1 (WS): With A, purl
  • Row 2: With B, k3, *sl 1 purl wise, k3; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: With B, p3, *sl 1 purl wise, p3; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: With B, k3, *sl 1 purl wise, k3; rep from * to end.
  • Row 5: With B, purl
  • Rows 6, 7 and 8: With A, repeat rows 2 3 and 4.
  • Repeat these 8 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Ridge Check Stitch Right Side

Example of the Ridge Check Stitch Wrong Side

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