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Video: Kitchener Stitch for Garter Stitch




Instructions

  1. Cut yarn, leaving 3x the width of the sts to be bound off, + 6 in. for weaving in later. Make sure you can see purl bumps facing you on both front and back needles.
  2. Thread yarn onto a tapestry needle.
  3. With tapestry needle, go purlwise into 1st st on front needle. Pull yarn through.
  4. Go purlwise into 1st st on back needle. Pull yarn through.
  5. Go knitwise into 1st st on front needle. Take st off needle.
  6. Go purlwise into next st on front needle. Pull yarn through.
  7. Go knitwise into 1st st on back needle. Take st off needle.
  8. Go purlwise into next st on back needle. Pull yarn through.
  9. Repeat steps 5-8 to last 2 sts.
  10. Go knitwise into 1st st on front needle. St comes off. Pull yarn through.
  11. Go knitwise into 1st st on back needle. St comes off. Pull yarn through.

Tips

Tip #1: Always keep the yarn below the needle tips.

Tip #2: Watch your tension.

Stop and actually give the bind-off a little tug as you go, so that you can see if it’s too tight or too loose.

The row of knitted stitches that you’re creating by sewing with your tapestry needle should match the tension of the surrounding stitches.

Tip #3: Bring the needles close together every time you pull the yarn through. This will to help you get the tension right.

If you keep them far apart, it will make it difficult to get the tension right. Closer is better.

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