Garter Slip Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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The Garter Slip Stitch Pattern is a lovely and airy, textured slip-stitch pattern which is really easy to knit.

In fact, it a perfect pattern for newbies to slipped stitches who want to try out this technique for the first time.

Actually, this is a great, all-purpose pattern that you can utilize in many different types of knitting projects.

Like with all slip-stitch patterns, there is not much elasticity in the finished fabric. However, the slipped stitches do give the texture a slightly airy feel.

This is not really a reversible stitch pattern, and the reverse side is quite boring. However, the lovely texture created still makes this a great pattern for a baby blanket and similar project types.

Even though the pattern is knitted over 8 rows, it is really easy to memorise.  Actually, you will find that you soon get into a rhythm when slipping the stitches.

If you want to learn more about how to slip stitches, why not check out our step-by-step tutorial? You can find this great tutorial here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed For Garter Slip Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                              Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                            Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                              Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                            Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                  slip                                               Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

yf                                                 yarn front

yb                                                yarn back

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 2 + 1

Row 1(RS): Knit

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: K1, * sl 1 purlwise, k1; rep from * to end

Row 4: K1, * yf, sl 1 purlwise, yb, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: K2, * sl 1 purlwise, k1; rep from * to last st, k1

Row 8: K2, * yf, sl 1 purlwise, yb, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until the desired length is reached.

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