Continuing my grafting series, we’ll talk about garter stitch today.
Grafting garter is fairly easy, but there’s a trick to getting it set up so that it works correctly.
Working on grafting BO edge to BO edge, you have to end one piece with a row that presents as a knit row on the RS, and you have to end the other piece with a row that presents as a purl row on the RS. (So working flat, end one piece on a RS row, and one piece on a WS row.) You’ll set up your needles with the purl row on your front needle:
FN: Insert as if to purl and leave on.
BN: Insert as if to purl and leave on.
*FN: Knit off, purl on. BN: Knit off, purl on.
Repeat from * across the row! Same steps on both needles, so it’s pretty easy to work!
At the last two stitches you will knit each off to end.
I have an (older) video here showing this:
Until then, Happy Knitting!!