How to knit the amazing Garter Slip stitch So Woolly
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How to knit the Garter Slip stitch (4 rows and no purling!)

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 🙂

This swatch was knitted using 100% Pima cotton yarn (soft, durable, and machine washable) #ad

How to knit the Garter Slip stitch four rows and no purling! So Woolly.

With my US 8 / 5 mm super smooth bamboo needles #ad

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CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

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:

How to knit the Garter Slip stitch (wrong side). So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial, explained in both, English and Continental styles:

How to knit the Garter Slip stitch

Thank you for watching 🙂

Hugs, and happy knitting,

Carolina – So Woolly

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