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.
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.