Knit Garter Stitch

Skill Level



No Multiple

Project Ideas

Blankets, scarves

The knit garter stitch is one of the easiest and often times, the stitch beginner knitters learn first. But don’t be bored with it’s simplicity. This stitch is loaded with texture and the resulting fabric is stretchy and reversible.

Knit Garter Stitch
getting started

Recommended Supplies

The knit garter stitch is one of the most versatile knit stitches there is. Pair it with any weight yarn, smooth or textured. The simplicity of this stitch makes it a great choice for novelty yarns too (you know the ones where you can’t see your stitches!)

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Bernat Maker Home Decor Yarn
  • US 11 Knitting Needles
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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pattern details


  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
the pattern

Written Instructions

Cast on any number of sts.

Row 1: k every st.

Repeat: Rep last row until your project measures the length you want.

Bind Off

Work a standard knitting bind off.

see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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project ideas

B.Hooked patterns that use the Knit Garter Stitch

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