Garter Stitch Favourites…

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Rows of knits…the garter stitch, this humble first stitch a knitter learns, to be forever treasured and revisited like a first love letter 

Romanticising with my garter stitch!
Romanticising with my garter stitch!

Sometimes we forget about it, sometimes it is dismissed as boring (granted it does take a long time to grow!), or we can feel that it is too basic, but it produces the most wonderful springy versatile fabric that can give a lot of texture and structure to pieces. I like using it in patterns. Sometimes simple can be stunning.

Deann’s posting yesterday, showing us one of the first knitting patterns she ever used, with mitts made from garter stitch reminded me of how much I love it!

Here are my own two free patterns that are purely made from garter stitch, available right here on the website.

Squidgy Squares Cushion
Squidgy Squares Cushion
Bonanza Blanket
Bonanza Blanket

And here are a few other fabulous free finds, look what you can make with gorgeous garter stitch!

Do you enjoy using garter stitch in your projects? Let me know!

One Response

  1. Deann

    I, too, love to use Garter Stitch :) I will have to add some of these patterns to my ever expanding list!

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