View Full Version : Knitting Term - Ridges

12-20-2009, 01:38 PM
I am working on a new pattern and the directions say to knit for 20 "ridges". Is that the same as 20 rows? Thanks

12-20-2009, 02:04 PM
Counting ridges is usually referring to garter stitch. (Knitting a row, turning the work, knitting a row...etc.) For garter stitch it takes two rows to create a ridge on one side. So looking at one side, 20 ridges is 40 rows.

12-20-2009, 02:10 PM
Thanks so much. 20 rows didn't make sense...

12-21-2009, 07:18 PM
Amy, I am working on a pattern that says to "pick up and knit 1 st for each ridge. Does it matter which side of the ridge I pick up?

12-21-2009, 08:21 PM
Probably not; since it says 'ridge' you have garter stitch so both sides look the same. After you pick up sts though, you'll have a definite RS and WS so if you need to pick up more, make sure it's with the RS facing.