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Old 01-20-2006, 04:26 AM   #1
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Bias garter stitch
I have an absolutely lovely pattern that calls for this. I know what garter stitch is, but what on earth makes it bias?

Am tempted to make a bad pun here, but that probably won't help me figure it out and I would really like to figure it out because it's really a LOVELY pattern and I'd like to make it whole big bunches.

Help? Please?
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:05 AM   #2
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My dictionary says that bias means "A line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric" or "Slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric"
So my guess is that instead of the garter stitch ridges going parallel to your needles, they'd be going on a diagonal.
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:51 AM   #3
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The pattern probably has you work from the corner up, increasing as you go. This will put your stitches on the bias.
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:35 AM   #4
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The pattern I used had an increase at the start of row 1 and a decrease at the end of the row. Row 2 was all knit. It's a great pattern and produced some lovely results. Good luck with it!
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