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Increasing and Decreasing in Garter Stitch

By January 22, 2013

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Another great thing about Garter Stitch is that you don't have to do anything fancy to shape it. In fact, most increases and decreases pretty much disappear into the bumpy fabric, so it almost doesn't matter what increase or decrease method you use.

garter stitch shapingIncreases and decreases in Garter Stitch. Sarah E. White.

For that reason, I pretty much always use knit in the front and back as my increase and knit 2 together as my decrease when I'm working Garter Stitch. If I want to get really fancy and mirror my decreases, I'll throw in a slip slip knit. But most of the time I don't worry about it too much.

What about you? Have a favorite increase or decrease for Garter? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


January 23, 2013 at 8:30 am
(1) Linda B says:

I agree with you Sarah, I keep it simple.

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