The Gate and Ladder Pattern :: Knitting Stitch #179

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the gate and ladder stitch. This stitch combines structural columns with openwork ladders to create a balanced delicate knit. The gate and ladder stitch is a great way to add a lightness to thick yarns or a touch of structure to a finer yarn.

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
k2tog
Knit 2 Together
yo
Yarn Over


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 9 + 3

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 9 + 3

  • Prep: (wrong side) purl
  • Row 1: k1, k2tog, k3, [yo] twice, *k3, k3tog, k3, [yo] twice, k3; rep from * to last 3sts, k2tog, k1
  • Row 2: p6, k1, *p8, k1; rep from * to last 5sts, p5.
  • Repeat rows 1-2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Gate and Ladder Pattern Right Side

Example of the Gate and Ladder Pattern Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Gate and Ladder Pattern Wrong Side

Example of the Gate and Ladder Pattern Wrong Side (Click for Larger)


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