The Garter Slip Stitch Pattern is a versatile textured knitting stitch that’s quite simple to learn and easy to make. If you are a beginner, this stitch looks fancy and is easy to knit, especially if you’ve mastered the basic stitches.
This Garter Slip Stitch Pattern can be made in a single color or in multiple colors. Single-color Garter Slip Stitch is obvious; you just need to follow the pattern using one yarn. In multi-color options, you can make this pattern with either two or three yarn colors. The two-color Garter Slip Stitch pattern is written below; you can follow it as is. If you are working with three colors, A, B, and C, you can either make 2 rows each with the three colors or you can make one row each for colors A, B, and C throughout the pattern.
The knitted fabric has excellent texture, so this stitch is perfect for knitting sweaters, cardigans, and vests.
Multiple of 2 + 1
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
CO Multiple of 2 + 1.
|Row 1:||(RS, Color A) – Knit.|
|Row 2:||(Color A) – Knit.|
|Row 3:||(Color B) – k1, * sl 1, k1; rep from * to end.|
|Row 4:||(Color B) – k1, * yf, sl 1, yb, k1; rep from * to end.|
|Row 5:||(Color A) – Knit.|
|Row 6:||(Color A) – Knit.|
|Row 7:||(Color B) – k2, * sl 1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 8:||(Color B) – k2, * yf, sl 1, yb, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.|
Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (8 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work. A quick tip to remember – on the right side (RS) rows, slip the stitches with yarn in the back (away from you), while on the wrong side (WS) rows, slip the stitches with yarn in front (close to you).
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Check out other easy-to-learn beginner-friendly ‘Textured‘ knitting patterns:
- Hazelnut Stitch Pattern
- Triple Tweed Pattern
- Embossed Lozenge Stitch Pattern
- Two-Tone Trellis Stitch Pattern
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