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molovekayak
10-25-2007, 01:34 PM
I am trying to knit a scarf and it says use the garter stitch. I can't find it. I have no clue what it is.

Sharly
10-25-2007, 01:35 PM
Garter stitch is what you get by knitting every stitch - no purling.
Good luck with your scarf!!

Jan in CA
10-25-2007, 01:36 PM
If you are knitting flat garter stitch is all knit stitches on both sides..no purling.

If you are knitting in the round you will knit a row and then purl a row to create garter.

Sharly
10-25-2007, 01:37 PM
Jan, I didn't think about knitting the round!! :)

redwitch
10-25-2007, 09:39 PM
Or you can purl every row when working flat and you will get garter. It's the name for a stitch that is quite basic, you will get squiggly lines of bumps on both sides.
Sarah

SusanMarie1956
10-25-2007, 10:29 PM
A garter stitch is just another name for the plain old KNIT STITCH. They are the same thing.

~ Susan

knitrageous
10-25-2007, 10:49 PM
Just knit every stitch. That's garter stitch. When you knit one row and purl the next it's called Stockinette stitch. Knit and purl are the two basic stitches. From there you can do anything. Good luck!

suzeeq
10-25-2007, 11:46 PM
A garter stitch is just another name for the plain old KNIT STITCH. They are the same thing.

~ Susan

Well not exactly. Garter stitch is produced produced by knitting every stitch - when you knit flat. When you work in the round, you have to knit one round and purl one round to get garter stitch.