Garter stitch is the perfect stitch for beginner knitters. If you are just learning how to successfully maneuver your needles and yarn, garter stitch will be your new best friend. The most basic stitch is garter stitch, which is knitting every stitch (or purling every stitch). Garter stitch projects are reversible because the right and wrong side of your work will look identical. Since garter stitch is all knit with no need to think about switching stitches—even between rows—you can finish a pattern in a short amount of time. It’s easy to recognize garter stitch due to the horizontal ridges formed by the tops of the knitted loops on every other row.
Projects knit in garter stitch lie flat and have a pleasant rustic look. This is a great stitch for scarves, bags of all sizes, washcloths, and blankets. Today, we present you with these 13 easy scarf knitting patterns. Each pattern is a great way to learn garter stitch and an opportunity to apply your basic knit knowledge to create something truly beautiful.
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Learn Garter Stitch with 13 Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns
Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns
These easy scarf knitting patterns are the perfect way to try your hand at garter stitch. Whether you’re looking for a warm-weather, lightweight addition to your wardrobe or something a bit bulkier for colder temperatures, we’ve got you covered. You will be able to easily find the perfect knit scarf for your particular needs. Keep your finished product for yourself or give it to a close family member or friend. When it comes to these unique knitting patterns, there’s certainly love in every stitch.
- Cozy Eternity Scarf
- World’s Easiest Scarf – so easy!
- Megan Summer Scarf
- Bias Stripes Scarf
- Checkmate Knit Infinity Scarf
- Lace Garter Stitch Scarf
- Two Hours or Less Scarf
- Beginner Lace Stripe Scarf – light and lacy!
- Lacy Daisy Vintage Scarf
- King Me Scarf
- Garter Stitch Skinny Scarf
- Simple Garter Stitch Scarf
- Garter Stitch Color Block Scarf
P.S. If you’re interested in knitting a dishcloth in garter stitch, be sure to check out this post ideal for beginner knitters!