The Garter Stitch Edging :: Knitting Stitch #238

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the garter stitch edging. The garter stitch edging would be great for edging any project!

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Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Knit 2 Together
Yarn Over

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Worked over 10 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Worked over 10 sts

  • Note: Sts should only be counted after the 8th row.
  • Row 1: (Right side) K3, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo twice, k2tog, k1.
  • Row 2: K3, p1, k2, [yo, k2tog] twice, k1.
  • Row 3: K3, [yo, k2tog] twice, k1, yo twice, k2tog, k1.
  • Row 4: K3, p1, k3, [yo, k2tog] twice, k1.
  • Row 5: K3, [yo, k2tog] twice, k2, yo twice, k2tog, k1.
  • Row 6: K3, p1, k4, [yo, k2tog] twice, k1.
  • Row 7: K3, [yo, k2tog] twice, k6.
  • Row 8: Bind off 3 sts, k4 (not including st already on needle after binding off), [yo, k2tog] twice, k1.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Garter Stitch Edging Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Garter Stitch Edging Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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