stitch pattern – stockinette ridge stitch

Stockinette ridge stitch by La Visch Designs

The stockinette ridge stitch is a stitch pattern, that uses increases and decreases to make a wonderful textured fabric. Due to the decreases in one of the 4 rows of the pattern repeat, this stitch pattern is less stretchy than regular stockinette. Just something to be beware of! This stitch pattern is worked in a multiple of 2 stitches. Please note that in the above picture, I’ve added 2 edge stitches in garter stitch on both sides of the swatch.

Materials used

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, a good value, good quality 100% acrylic yarn, here in the color Tea Rose

Knitting needles: This is a pair of straights that I picked up at the second-hand store when I started knitting, brand unknown.

Stitches used

  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit two stitches together
  • kfb – knit in the front and then in the back of the stitch
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat

Stockinette ridge stitch instructions

Row 1 (right side): Knit.
Row 2 (wrong side): *K2tog; rep from * to end.
Row 3: *Kfb; rep from * end.
Row 4: Purl.

Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern.

The stockinette ridge stitch as shown from the front:

Stockinette ridge stitch from the RS

The stockinette ridge stitch as shown from the back:

Stockinette ridge stitch from the WS
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