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SLIPPED STITCH SELVEDGE FOR GARTER STITCH a great decorative edge that can be worked along one or both edges of garter stitch when working flat. It also looks great when combined with slipped stitch columns on multi-directional pieces. Knit to the last stitch, bring your yarn from the back to the front, slip the last stitch of the row purlwise (I.e. slip from left hand needle to the right) then turn your work. Knit the first stitch at the beginning of the next row and carry on knitting to the end! Don't forget that if you're working this selvedge on both edges to stop one stitch from the end and repeat. There's a photo tutorial PDF on my website to accompany this video. Enjoy! Video editing by @atomic235 and yarn kindly provided by @weareknitters #learnitwithwoolly #instatutorial #instaknit #knittech #garterstitchftw #garterstitch #knittingtechniques #igvideo #woollywormheadtutorials #woollywormhead
GARTER STITCH GRAFTING this is an easier graft than stocking stitch, as you treat both needles the same! You'll want to make sure that your stitches are prepared correctly, as unlike stocking stitch, you can't just bring them together and go. This example is ridge high, where there are bumps butt up to the front needle and Vs at the back on the right/outward facing sides - a more thorough PDF on my website will help you with this stage. Then simply knit off, purl on on BOTH needles. If you have ridge low, work the opposite (purl off, knit on) REMEMBER your stitch and needle set up is the key to a successful graft! #learnitwithwoolly #instatutorial #instaknit #knittingtechniques #knitteachersofinstagram #knittingtutorial #garterstitchftw #garterstitch #grafting #graftingftw #knittingvideo #woollywormheadtutorials
GERMAN SHORT ROWS IN GARTER STITCH knit up to & including the stitch that will become the short row (which would be the equivalent of the stitch that's wrapped in the W&T method), turn work, slip the first stitch and take the yarn over the back and pull it very tight. Then knit remaining stitches as directed, keeping the first stitch after the short row at a tight tension. When you come to knit across the short row you will see that the stitch appears to have two legs (the result of pulling the stitch right over the needle - otherwise known as a double stitch) - simply insert the needle and knit both legs together as if they were one stitch. There's also a PDF tutorial on my website to go with this, should you prefer. And next up there'll be a video for grafting across German short rows in garter! #woollywormheadtutorials #instavideo #learnitwithwoolly #garterstitchftw #shortrowsftw #shortrows #germanshortrows #garterstitch #knitstagram #knittingtechniques #knittersofinstagram
GARTER STITCH MATTRESS STITCH this really is as simple as it looks! Simply thread your needle through the prominent ridge on alternate edge stitches as shown, and pull through to tighten. There's no need to allow extra selvedge stitches for this method when working flat, as the seam makes the most of the stitches as they are, and produces a perfectly flat, reversible and invisible finish! Garter stitch is one of the few stitches that looks neater worked flat + seamed rather than worked in the round. #learnitwithwoolly #woollywormheadtutorials #instavideo #knittingtechniques #instatutorial #instaknit #knitstagram #knittingvideo #woollywormhead #igvideo
GRAFTING GERMAN SHORT ROWS IN GARTER STITCH the one thing I really like about grafting German short rows is that they're a lot easier to graft than wrap & turn short rows - simply treat the double stitch as one stitch when grafting, just as you would when knitting across it! It also doesn't matter whether the GSR are one the front or back needle, as they're easily visible and there's less of an issue about RS vs WS. This is ridge high garter graft - insert needle into 1st stitch on front needle knit-wise, pull through & slip off; insert needle into 2nd stitch purl-wise, pull through & leave on. Repeat on the back needle (garter graft = do same on back needle as front). Voila! #learnitwithwoolly #instatutorial #instaknit #knittingtechniques #garterstitchftw #graftingftw #grafting #garterstitch #shortrowsftw #germanshortrows #shortrows #knittingvideo
RIGHT SIDE vs WRONG SIDE - GARTER STITCH when you're grafting garter stitch, the set-up is uber important, & it's crucial to know the RS from the WS. When you knit a row of knit stitches, you create a row of 'V's sitting below the needle, and on the reverse of the Vs you'll find the bumps, or ridges (just as when you work a row of purl stitches, you create bumps below the needle). When you stretch garter stitch out and look at it closely you'll see that it isn't all ridges, but alternate valleys and bumps, Vs and ridges, and the WS is the exact opposite to the RS - they form a sort of concertina or zigzag pattern when viewed side on. Because RS & WS garter stitch can get tricky esp. when you consider reverse garter stitch (all the purls!) all #woollywormhead patterns refer to RS as "ridge low" and the WS as "ridge high". Knowing how your garter stitch behaves is such a help to getting your graft right! #learnitwithwoolly #igvideo #igknitters #instavideo #woollywormheadtutorials #knittinggeeks #knittingtutorial #garterstitch #garterstitchftw