Wednesday, April 09, 2008

G is for Garter Stitch

Knit every row. What could be simpler? Garter stitch was the first stitch pattern I learned as a new knitter.

My Very First Stitches

Five years ago I taught myself to knit and like many beginners, my first project was a garter stitch scarf.


I still remember being unsure of what I was doing and hoping I didn't mess up, because I had no idea how to fix my mistakes.


I think it took me about a week to finish this scarf and by the end, I had perfected the knit stitch and learned how to cast on, bind off and change yarn colors. But more importantly, I learned something about myself: I love to knit!

It all began with garter stitch.

13 comments:

  1. What a sweet beginner scarf. That is impressive for a first project. I just printed out the primavera socks, love'em!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You know, I've been trying to think of a 'G' and garter stitch never even crossed my mind! Of course, now I have to think of something different... great scarf!
    ;)

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  3. Look how nice your stitches look! Garter stitch can be so elegant and so earthy, too. Nice G!

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  4. Lovely. Did we all start out with a scarf? I made a scarf for Joy #2 with a basic weave type pattern at the ends. I was practicing knits and purls. Joy #2 lost the scarf within 2 months. :)

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  5. What a great first project! It looks super! :)

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  6. What a treasure to have as your first knitting project! Not so many of us had such quick success nor the first object. heh Wonderful G post. :)

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  7. I just cannot believe you have only been knitting for 5 years--your soooo good!!! Obviously a natural:-)

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  8. I knit alot of garter stitch scarves before I got up the nerve to move onto something else. :-)

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  9. Wow you even changed colors! Mine was a scarf in fun fur! I knit quite a few of those. I little hard to work with. I din't have the confidence to change colors for a long time!

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  10. Wow that looks like great tension for a beginner scarf! Well you have learned a lot in 5 years!

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  11. I think you have knit more in five years than most folks do in a lifetime!

    I'm your biggest fan

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  12. Wow, I never would have guessed that you've only been knitting for 5 years. You're so accomplished! And what a nice even looking 1st project. Obviously...a natural :-)

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  13. I didn't know you had only been knitting 5 years! I thought you'd been at it all your life. Gives me hope! Your cupcake is darling.

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~Tracy