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Garter Stitch Block

A Garter Stitch Block.

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Knit to be Square:

This basic Garter Stitch Square is a great place to start when working on a sampler afghan. Knit just one and combine with squares of other stitch patterns or knit a bunch of Garter squares to make a simple and colorful throw or blanket.

Materials:

  • about 120 yards of the worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used Plymouth Encore color 515)
  • one pair size 8 US knitting needles
  • scissors and yarn needle

Gauge:

17 stitches per 4 inches, o4 2.5 stitches per inch.

Size:

12 by 12 inch block.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 51 stitches.
  2. Knit every stitch of every row until piece measures 12 inches.
  3. Bind off. Weave in ends.
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