Tutorials

How to Seam Garter Stitch

This tutorial teaches you how to seam the garter stitch with an almost invisible seam on the right side of your garment.  This is great for knitting cowls or hats that you’d rather knit flat than in the round.  My Garter Stitch Cowl Scarf is a great knit and it works up even faster if you knit it flat and then seam the edges together.

Step 1: Finish off your bind off and cut the yarn, leaving about 10-12 inches to use to seam up the side.  Thread the needle and line up the ridges to the garment is even.

How to Seam the Garter Stitch

Step 2: Now you need to join both garter stitch sides.  Pull your needle through the last stitch on one side and the other side.

How to Seam the Garter Stitch

Step 3:  Make sure you line the pieces up so the top ridges and bottom ridges are even.  Start by going up through a top ridge near the edge on your left side and pulling the yarn through.

How to Seam the Garter Stitch

Step 4:  Now, pull your needle through the bottom ridge on outside most stitch on the right side.

How to Seam the Garter Stitch

Continue Steps 3 and 4, all of the way to the top of the garment.  When you get to the top, pull the needle through the top of the left and right side.

How to Seam the Garter Stitch

And pull the yarn through the top part of the right side. Pull the yarn, being careful not to pull too tight.  Tie off.

How to Seam the Garter Stitch

This method creates a beautiful invisible seam on the right side.  On the wrong side, you’ll see a small seam.

How to Seam the Garter Stitch

This method is great to use for my Garter Stitch Cowl Scarf.

Garter Stitch Cowl Scarf

 

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