The garter stitch is a common stitch made up of two
rows: the first row is the knit stitch and the second row is
the purl stitch. It creates a stretchy
fabric. If you would like a firmer fabric, knit into
the back loops by using the k tbl (e-wrap) stitch. In the
directions below, you can use either the k tbl
(e-wrap) stitch, knit stitch or the flat stitch. The chart to the
right shows a combination; you should, however, pick
one of the stitches and stay with it. The chart is
just an example. The tip below has a nifty short cut
using the k tbl e-wrap) stitch in the directions. It
will save time and not cause as much fatigue while
See Reading Charts if
you are not familiar with how to read a
Worked over any number of sts over 2 rows
R1: Knit across.
R2: Purl across.
You can knit both rows at the same time saving
time and decreasing hand fatigue! Thank you,
Isela Phelps, for taking
the time to work this out for the
E-wrap needed pegs so that there are two
wraps on each peg.
Starting on the side of the loom where the
working yarn is, knit off the first peg (bottom
wrap over the top wrap) and then purl the peg.
Your working yarn will not be at the next peg.