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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.
Techniques Needed For Garter Slip Stitch Pattern
Other Abbreviations Used
ws wrong side
rs right side
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.