How to Knit the Garter Checkerboard Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit. #knitting

This vintage Garter Checkerboard pattern is a combination of garter and stockinette stitch patterns, blocked together. This 14-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern looks really intricate to knit, but it’s actually quite simple. With just a pattern of knit and purl techniques, you can create a woven illusion, similar to the Basket Weave Stitch Pattern. I hope you enjoy this easy level project, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series. This graphic pattern is perfect to knit up a chunky, cozy baby blanket.

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CLOSER LOOK at Garter Checkerboard Stitch Pattern

Let’s take a close look at our Garter Checkerboard Stitch Pattern. See how the blocks of garter stitch and stockinette stitch, with just a series of knits and purls, make up this pretty pattern. This is not a reversible pattern, meaning the Wrong side looks different than the featured front Right side pattern design of the Garter Checkerboard.

Garter Checkerboard Stitch Right and Wrong Sides


KNITTING MATERIALS

Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My Garter Checkerboard Stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

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HOW TO KNIT THE GARTER CHECKERBOARD STITCH

Knit and Purl Stitches

The Garter Checkerboard Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

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Garter Checkerboard Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Garter Checkerboard Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Garter Checkerboard Stitch Pattern

This vintage Garter Checkerboard pattern is a combination of garter and stockinette stitch patterns while knitting this 14-row repeat design.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 10, plus 5

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K5, P5 *, K5
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl All
  3. Row 3: * K5, P5 *, K5
  4. Row 4: Purl All
  5. Row 5: * K5, P5 *, K5
  6. Row 6: Purl All
  7. Row 7: * K5, P5 *, K5
  8. Row 8: K5, * P5, K5 *
  9. Row 9: Knit All
  10. Row 10: K5, * P5, K5 *
  11. Row 11: Knit All
  12. Row 12: K5, * P5, K5 *
  13. Row 13: Knit All
  14. Row 14: K5, * P5, K5 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 10, plus 5

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K5, P5 *, K5
  2. Row 2: Knit All
  3. Row 3: * K5, P5 *, K5
  4. Row 4: Knit All
  5. Row 5: * K5, P5 *, K5
  6. Row 6: Knit All
  7. Row 7: * K5, P5 *, K5
  8. Row 8: * P5, K5 *, P5
  9. Row 9: Knit All
  10. Row 10: * P5, K5 *, P5
  11. Row 11: Knit All
  12. Row 12: * P5, K5 *, P5
  13. Row 13: Knit All
  14. Row 14: * P5, K5 *, P5

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 - 14 until your piece is the length you desire.

Pattern Repeat: Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

14-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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KNITTING CHART

Knitting Chart Garter Checkerboard Knit Stitch Pattern

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How to Knit the Garter Checkerboard Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit. #knitting