Ridge Check Stitch

Stitch Description

The ridge check stitch is a mosaic colorwork stitch. This method utilizes strategically placed slip stitches. By pulling up a stitch of one color over a row with another color, a checkerboard effect is created. It gives the illusion of a more complicated colorwork technique that is actually quite simple to do. Only one color is ever knit at a time, making this a great colorwork stitch for beginners.

Use this knitting stitch pattern in everything from blankets, to scarves, to pillows.

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
sl st
Slip Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4 + 3

Stitch Characteristics

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: P3, *sl 1 purl wise, p3; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: K3, *sl 1 purl wise, k3; rep from * to end.
  • Row 5: 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.

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