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How to Knit the Garter Stitch

How to Knit the Garter Stitch
Garter Stitch

The garter stitch is one of the most common stitches in knitting.  It’s easy to knit and creates a classic look that’s popular in cowls, scarves, and sweaters.  It’s a great first stitch if you’re a beginner knitter and can still be enjoyed by those who are more experienced.

Knit Flat (2 knitting needles)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you’ve reached your desired length

Knit in the Round (circular needle)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you’ve reached your desired length