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Learn How To Knit Tidy Garter Stitch Edges
In this tutorial you will learn how to knit tidy garter stitch edges.
When knitting a garment in the garter stitch, the edges don’t always look as good as they could. I know I haven’t always been happy with some of my edges …
Therefore, I became very excited when I came across this great tutorial from Lorilee Beltman
The amazing technique she is demonstrating, is sure to always give your garter stitch projects the perfect edge.
Watch this great demonstration and learn how to apply this incredibly simple, yet effective technique!
I know I will be applying this great garter stitch technique to my next project.
Lorilee Beltman is an accomplished knitting teachers. Currently, she has two knitting courses on Craftsy – both on continental knitting.
Click the images to learn more about Lorilee’s courses on Craftsy!
I am working on a gansey-style scarf – I wish I’d seen this earlier 🙂
These would also work on a stockinette piece, as well as garter stitch, wouldn’t they? I do tend to slip k-wise, because I like the nubby knit edge, but will try to remember the I-cord edge on my next piece.
Thanks for a well-filmed, nicely flowing video. Good production!
You’re most welcome! Enjoy.
All the best,
where did the video go?
You seem to be having trouble with the video link for the Tidy Garter Stitch. I have checked it and it is still there – scroll down a bit on the page and you will see the little play button icon in the middle of the image, click on that and it will start to play. If not, then perhaps you are having some internet or computer issues?
I hope you are able to get it working again but I wanted to assure you it is still available on the page.
All the best,
I love the neater edge. Question: I’m making a garter stitch charity blanket (blocks that will be sewn together). I don’t like the garter stitch edge but can’t use your technique, as you mentioned not to use if seaming the item. Do you have any suggestions on how to have a “cleaner” garter stitch edge when item is being seamed. Thank you!
Linda W – Personally, I would just turn the project as normal and either start knitting in the first stitch or slip the first stitch (this depends on who tight you knit as you don’t want an edge that pulls up). I would then simply use the mattress stitch to join the 2 edges together – https://theknittingspace.com/mattress-stitch-tutorial/. I would recommend making a couple of small swatches first. Happy knitting ^_^
Thank you very much for sharing your tips. Now have a lovely edge to my chunky garter stitch scarf, ready for a chilly English winter!!
Thank you, this looks wonderful, and will be something I will be trying!
I’ve just tried it on the wee cardigan i am knitting – discovered the stitch at just the right moment to incorporate it – and it is brilliant. Thank you so much for bringing it to my / our attention. 🙂
This is wonderful. But I can’t imagine how you would do it for the first row after casting on. Can’t figure it. Do you have a video doing this from the beginning rather than near the end of the swatch?