How to do Garter Stitch

Hello you lovely lot!

I will be posting some stitch patterns up here occasionally, like the seed stitch from last week. Maybe it will give you a bit of inspiration for a project you are working on, or just a refresher if you’ve forgotten. We’ll start with the basics and work our way up.

Garter stitch! Most of you will have probably made a scarf with this stitch as your very first project, but it can be used for many other things. I like to edge blankets with it to stop them curling, also works well for the edges of knitted squares and perfectly for a squared knitted on the diagonal (see previous tutorial here).

You just need to know how to do the knit stitch ( I will be posting some video tutorials soon, promise).

Row 1: Knit all stitches

Repeat this row until your work has reached the desired length.

It should look a little something like this:

 How to knit Garter Stitch

The row at the very bottom of the picture is the cast on edge.

How do you use garter stitch? Do you just use it for squares and edges?

I’d love to hear from you so drop us a comment below.

Ciao for now!


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