The Garter Stitch

Stitch Description

Garter stitch is the foundation of all knitting patterns. This stitch is essential for all knitters, especially those just starting out. Created by knitting the knit stitch on every row, garter stitch forms a chainlike, ridge fabric. This handsome pattern is incredibly versatile, being used in everything from blankets to cowls, shawls to sweaters.

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Knit Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

  Pattern Repeat 
Any number of stitches

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Any number of stitches

  • Row 1: Knit all stitches

Repeat row 1 until you have reached your desired length.

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