Today, I’m sharing how to knit the amazing Garter Slip stitch 🙂
It’s a four-row repeat pattern, two of which are plain knit rows, so it’s easy to knit and memorize.
In addition, the Garter Slip stitch looks great not only on the right side; it has an interesting texture on the so-called wrong side, so to me, it’s a reversible pattern.
Actually, it’s a great stitch for scarves and infinite cowls, among other projects such as blankets, dishcloths, and baby stuff, because there is a third advantage to it: It stays flat!
Furthermore, is a little bit stretchy, yet firm and spongy at the same time…
Besides, it makes me think of a Chanel jacket, just like the Linen stitch we practiced a few months ago 😉
Finally, I’ll show you how to knit this pattern in both, English and Continental styles.
Ok, it’s time to knit a beautiful swatch!
Grab your needles and some yarn, and let’s get started 🙂
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CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
wyib: With yarn in back
sl1pw: Slip one stitch as if to purl (purlwise)
wyif: With yarn in front
BO: Bind off
WS: Wrong side of the work
The odd rows form the right side of the work.
There are no selvage (edge) stitches. If you prefer to have them, add two stitches to your calculations.
How to knit the Garter Slip stitch pattern
CO an odd number of st.
1º and 2º rows: K across
3º row (RS): K1, *sl1pw, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end
4º row: K1, *wyif sl1pw, wyib K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end.
These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO knitwise, after row 1 (WS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial, explained in both, English and Continental styles:
Thank you for watching 🙂
Hugs, and happy knitting,
Carolina – So Woolly