How to Knit the Garter Stitch

 
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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

Ready to put your skills to work?  Try out my garter stitch cowl for a quick project!