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Old 02-11-2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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Garter Stitch & Seed Stitch
Hopefully, this is a pretty simple question for most of you. What is a garter stitch and what is a seed stitch? How do I make these stitches? Is there a video here on how to do it? Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:58 AM   #2
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If you are knitting flat (not in the round) garter stitch is just knitting every row. Both sides look the same.

Seed stitch is alternating 1 purl and 1 knit on the same row. When you turn your work you will be doing the same thing, but you'll be knitting into the purl stitches and purling into the knitting stitches.

There are videos for knitting and purling which is what all knitting is made of.

Here's some hints I share with new knitters... Learn what your stitches look like and how to identify them when they are on the needle. This will make your knitting life from here on out so much easier. Here's a little knit sample I made to show what they look like. When you flip this over you'll see that the knits now are purls. Each stitch has two sides one is a purl and one is a knit. That's why this is important.
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Jan, that makes sense. Thank you so much. I figured I was just missing something.
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The Tips page has videos on the Basic Stitch Patterns.
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Here's a pic of what a seed stitch looks like. Knit 1 purl 1. It's also known as "Moss stitch" in some patterns.
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Thank You All!
Thank you all for your help and suggestions. I tried it and it came out all right! I'm so excited - I've only ever done a regular knit stitch. Maybe I'm on my way out of rookiedom!
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