The Garter Stitch

Garter Stitch Knitting Pattern (Reversible)

About this Stitch Pattern

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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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Any number of stitches

Stitch 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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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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