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


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: 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

Crochet Stitches

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Crochet Techniques

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Knitting Stitches

Cables & Arans Colorwork Edgings Knits & Purls Lace & Eyelets Ribbing Shapes & Motifs Slipped Stitches

Knitting Techniques

Abbreviations Bind Offs Cast Ons Finishing Techniques Fixing Mistakes Shaping Tips & Tricks