How to Knit the Garter Checkerboard Stitch Pattern. Hi, guys, I’m Kristen and today we are knitting up this vintage Garter Checkerboard pattern. With a just knits and purls, you can create
this woven illusion by combining a series of blocks of the garter and stockinette patterns. This knitting project is an easy level project, it’s perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series. It is NOT a reversible pattern. As you can see the back, or the wrong side
of our work, it does not look identical to the front. I think this pattern is perfect to knit up
a chunky, cozy baby blanket or pillow for home decor! I have the complete, free written pattern
available on my website. You can also PIN this to your Pinterest board
for later. And if you’d like to check out more knit and
purl patterns, I do have a printable pattern book available on Etsy. Of course, everything I’ve mentioned, it is
linked in the description below. For your materials, since this is a knit stitch
pattern, you can use any size yarn and appropriate sized needles of your choice. For this sample, I’m using worsted weighted
yarn, and number 7 US knitting needles, scissors, and a tapestry needle. So let’s get started! We begin creating our beloved Slip Knot. And using the long-tail cast on method, cast
on in multiples of 10 plus 5. So that means that after you’ve done 10 stitches,
do another multiple of 10 until you have as many as you would like on your needle. Here, I’m just doing 2 multiples of 10, so
I have 20, and then finish it up with 5 more stitches. Let’s knit it up. Row 1 is knit 5 and purl 5 in between those
astericks. That means that you keep repeating that pattern
until you get to the last 5 stitches. So, this is just an overview, I’m not gonna
make you watch every single knit and purl of this 14 row pattern, but I do definitely
want to show you row 1 right here. You do knitting 5 and then you bring that
yarn to the front of course because we are purling another 5 stitches. And after you’ve completed purling all 5 stitches
right here, you keep repeating the pattern in between those astericks until you get to
your final 5 stitches. And at that point, you bring your yarn into
the back and finish it up right here with K5. Now Row 2 is going to be the purling all. Again, you’ll see all 14 rows written out
on my website, the link is down below. I just want to show you how this is knitting
up using just knits and purls. So, rows 1 and 2 right here, this is how it’s
looking and repeat that same pattern on rows 3 and 4, as well as 5 and 6. And we’re finishing up the first swatch of
with Row 7 and then it’s time to switch it up so that we have alternating pattern of
our little blocks of stockinette and garter. And how that is achieved is Row 8 from the
wrong side, we’re doing the exact same pattern, the knitting 5 and purling 5. Then on the alternating rows, here row 9 it’s
knit all. Last time it was purl all, this time it is
knit all. And here’s how rows 9 and 10 are looking,
11 and 12, and then 13 and 14. And just repeat this pattern of 14 rows until
your piece is the length you desire. I hope you are inspired to knit up this Garter
Checkerboard knit stitch pattern. thanks so much for watching, please subscribe
to Studio Knit and I’ll see you next time! BYE

32 thoughts on “GARTER CHECKERBOARD Knit Stitch Pattern

  1. Kristen, even though I have been an avid knitter for over twenty years I love your videos! You offer such fresh and easy new ideas that are so easy to follow. Thanks for getting both beginners and veteran knitters like myself so excited! Love your page with all the written instructions so I can try these patterns(some I haven’t done before!) fun!

  2. Love this! I am going to try this for some of the washcloths that I am making for Christmas gifts this year. I have been knitting since this past January and continue to want to push my comfort level. After the beginning of the year, I plan to go bravely into more projects & plan on checking out all of your videos! Thank you!

  3. Hi Kristen, I love your videos you explain yourself so well. I’d actually like to request a pattern for a winter head band/earwarmer! I typically make them for my friends for Christmas and I always end up doing something wrong with my pattern! Thankyou!

  4. Hey guys! My new KNIT STITCH PATTERN BOOK now includes this stitch and is a great way to easily knit up your favorite easy patterns. Get it on Etsy ($6) here:

  5. I adore the pattern, what I can not understand is why does one have to let go of the needle while knitting. It's where I lose you in your instruction.

  6. Could you tell me what you mean on Row 8 where you say "from the wrong side" (I'm a beginner) thank you.

  7. thank you so much for this video i was trying it before watching this and was getting annoyed. But now i have got it right thanks to your video. Thanks so much once again.

  8. You’re the best teacher, please do a knit a long cardigan with waist shaping fit. PLEASE🙏🏼😘

  9. My first attempt, my purl stitches came out like my knit stitches. I moved the working yarn so I could do a purl, and did as you say, but all my purls came out just like a knit stitch. What did I do wrong?

  10. Hello Kristen! I was very, very pleased with this pattern! You mentioned that this can be done for a baby blanket. So if I were to do this for a blanket for me, say for example (I don't have children)-but if a blanket was done, can I do this on circular knitting needles, and how many stitches can this be done on these? I understand that it requires multiples of 10 + 5, but for a blanket, how many stitches? So I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your beautiful videos and your sweet personality!

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