I recently finished a lovely garter rib v neck sweater for grandson Theodore. It is from Patons Dreamtime 4 ply book 1271. The garter rib is very easy, just a K3, P3 repeat on every row. It gives a nice ribbed effect and the colour contrast on cuffs and lower edges is very attractive.
Just an update on this as someone has requested details about how the lower body and cuffs were done. Well this couldn't be simpler. Using the main colour knit 2 rows, then using the contrasting colour knit 2 rows. Alternate 2 rows of each colour for as long as you like. In this instance the alternating colours were kept to the lower parts of the body and the sleeves.
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.