Ribbed Garter Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the ribbed garter stitch. This simple pattern uses yarn overs in a unique way to create a ribbed texture. It’s great for afghans, manly scarves, and even hats.

[VIDEO] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 4 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 1

    • Preparation row: (RS) Knit
    • Row 1: *k3, yo, sl1 pwise; rep from * to last st, k1
    • Row 2: K1, *(k next st and yo) together tbl, k3; rep from * to end.

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

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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3 thoughts on “Ribbed Garter Stitch

  1. janetrosa@cox.net says:

    I do not understand Row 2.
    Row 2: K1, *k next st and yo tog tbl, k3; rep from * to end.

    What does yo tog tbl, k3 mean?

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      You are knitting the k and the yo together through the back loop. I’ve updated the post to make it a little easier to understand, but it’s demonstrated very clearly in the video.

      • Jan says:

        Thank you. Unfortunately, I have a problem with this computer and can not run the videos. The computer shut down as soon as I try to run one.

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